Sheptone aims to reproduce vintage P-Bass tones with new Miles Bass Pickup

Sheptone Miles bass pickup
(Image credit: Sheptone)

Sheptone has announced its latest single-coil bass pickup, the Miles.

Designed to “accurately reproduce the tone of the milestone Fender 1951 Precision Bass”, the Miles is constructed of vintage-accurate fiberboard flatwork, Alnico 5 magnets and scatterwound 42 AWG plain enamel wire.

Says Sheptone: “The single-coil design of the Miles bass pickup has a dynamic response that delivers classic, smooth sound with a fat, yet tight, low-end. By simply rolling back the tone, players can walk right into a classic upright bass riff. This is vintage bass tone at its finest.”

It continues: “While the classic P Bass served as the true-vintage inspiration for the Miles bass pickup, a special cause is the true heart and soul of the design. The son of Nashville bassist Steve Cook, 4-year-old Miles, was diagnosed with hearing loss and recently received life-changing cochlear implants. 

“Miles and the Cook family are staying the course and overcoming obstacles on their journey, and Sheptone wants to help others do the same.” 

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the pickup will be donated to further enhance research and education in hearing loss.

The Miles bass pickup is available now for $109. For more information, head over to Sheptone.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.