Watson Guitars has just launched a new pickups company, specializing in a variety of bass pickups. Run by former Nordstrand employee Michael Cooper, Watson Pickups’ new line offers products ranging from vintage replacements to completely custom creations for extended-range instruments. Cooper designed the entire line.
“My current favorite design is a tap-able modern P pickup,” Cooper explains, “which fits into a standard P bass pickup rout, but has a vintage output tone and then a second over-wound setting that allows for massively aggressive slapping and finger-style tones you wouldn’t expect out of a P bass.”
Details on the Watson site suggest using a push/pull pot or small 2-way switch in conjunction with that model.
Watson’s stock items start at $145 for a pair of Jazz-style pickups, and about $100 for their P-Bass models. (The Modern Tapped P-Bass pickup goes for $140). For more info, visit the Watson Pickups website.
Watson Pickups Specs:
- Available with Custom Spacing
- Stock and Custom options
- Wood Covers Available
- P-style, J-style, MM-styles and More