|BassistForJesus ||09-23-2013 02:41 AM |
Best (IYO) Pickups Paired w/J Retro for Lakland DJ5
I have messed around with J Retro + Lakland/Hanson pickups and do not like the tone from the PUs.
I am after that Sadowsky UV70 vibe. Yeah, I know just buy the UV70.... No $$$ for that option.
Any recommendations from experience?
|TXLawDawg ||09-23-2013 04:13 AM |
I don't think any pickup combination in conjunction with the J-Retro is going to get you into Sadowsky territory. The Sadowsky pre with your current pups will get you where you want to be IMHO.
|BassistForJesus ||09-24-2013 05:23 PM |
|narud ||09-25-2013 12:18 AM |
what are you not getting from the hanson pickups?
|BassistForJesus ||09-25-2013 12:44 AM |
|narud ||09-25-2013 12:55 AM |
and you consider the uv70 warm?
|BassistForJesus ||09-25-2013 03:25 AM |
Warmer yet retains that clean vintage tone.
The J Retro makes the Hanson pickups too clean IMO.
The only useful setting was bumping lows up a bit from detent, boosting lower mids all the way, treble boosted at detent.
|TXLawDawg ||09-25-2013 06:14 AM |
I've had two vintage-style Sadowsky basses, an MV5 and a PJ5, both with humcancelling pups - no experience with the UV basses. Comparing the MV5 to my DJ5, I'd definitely say the MV5 was "rounder" sounding but I wouldn't describe the Sadowsky basses as having a vintage sound at all. The DJ5 with the Hanson singles, however, nails vintage IMHO. With that, I know that sound is such a subjective topic and we all hear things differently so YMMV.
I'm running an Audere 4-band pre in my DJ5 now. Set flat it sounds just like it did passive. Bump the bass up a hair and you get a nice, thick vintage tone. I've heard that, while a great pre, the East definitely colors your sound - the Audere does not. So, if vintage is what you're after with a little fatter low end, you might look into the Audere pre. It's definitely not the Sadowsky sound but, to me that sound is nowhere near "vintage".
|narud ||09-25-2013 08:28 PM |
Did the uv70 you play have singles or a hum canceling set. If it was singles I'd say the Duncan 5 string set might do it for you with the j retro. They're much ballsier with a lot more bite and edge. I've greatly preferred the j retro's I've owned over the auderes. The auderes don't any less active than any other pre.
|damos ||09-26-2013 09:32 AM |
With onboard pre you loose passive blend and the pickups wont work in the same way in active mode ?
Do u like the sound when the retro is in passive mode ?
I love my retro with my 72 jbass but not with my 67 perhaps the pickups position and the impedance interact differently...
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