Originally Posted by socialleper
How do you like the Barts on the Corvette $$ compared to the MEC?
Here's my feedback on the different types of PU I have on the various wicks..
The Bart sounded balanced, not hot. I believed they are mid output PU, as compared to those open poles MECs. I have last tried a Corvette $$ NT Ash with MECs in my local shop, but I couldn't recall the tone. But these Bart sounded just fine, plus, they look sexy with the Macassar facing. The placement of the $$ PUs and the mini-switching options forms the soul of the double buck. Well done Warwick on this!
The MECs soap bar on the NT6 sounded balanced and OPEN. They captured the natural string tone, & I remember Florin mentioned in some post that the thumb IS the bass for recording, and he is right!! The thumb with the MECs will give you equal vol of each and every string and allow you to record and do post-editing to enhance/refine your tone! (p.s.: We can end all argument about the thumb being a lousy slap machine - it is not meant to be. It is a natural finger style mid-dy beast. To slap with a hi-fi tone, you really need to lower the hi-mid all the way on your amp, not by boosting the lo and treble, just lowers the hi-mid)
Additional facts - the EMGs. WOW - what can I say, hi-output, clear and hi-fi sounding, MOST modern sounding among the 3 wicks I have!! Dry, clean to the extent of being.. sterile to some, but very punchy for all genre! Quite ironical as the 86 Streamer is the oldest among them!
Hope I am quite accurate with my review here, cos I mostly play with the D.I. of my amp to the mini mixer acting as a headphone amp, so I hear the actual tones uncolored by any speaker. Cheers!
Can anyone also enlighten me if the thumb 6 can further be configured with 2 mini switches, like a $$? Will the effort worth it? So far, there isn't a full review on the electronics of the thumb 6 SC on youtube..