Originally Posted by Stone Soup
People say the older MM pickups (AlNiCo) are warmer sounding than the ceramic ones.
It depends what year your SR5 is. You might already have the AlNiCo pickup, if it's a newer Stingray 5 (provided I'm not mistaken).
I'm not so sure you can get a Ric sound from a Music Man. Sometimes, close just has to work. Try fiddling with your preamp settings. That's where I would start.
My MM is a 2005. I don't know if that means it has the ALNiCo pups or not.
Warmer would be better as the biggest problem I have with the MM is the highs. This rick just seems to have the perfect amount for my ears. The MM always seems like it is either too little an slightly muffled or the highs are too bright and I don't like them, IDK if that makes any sense.
I know that if I want the Ric sound then I should just play my ric, but I am... how would you say?... a "tonez chaser"
Originally Posted by MortallyWounded
Talk to David Schwab @ SGD Lutherie. He's on here, I'm sure he'll chime in. I listened to the samples of his Sidewinders and Neos, and I'm convinced I'll be buying an M5 pickup from him. He has been very helpful in his emails and on here as well.
I will defiantly have to check out his pups. The single coil sounds very interesting, especially because I have a suspicion that it is the fact that the ric has a single coil is what I like so much about it. Though I was excited to leave the world of that cursed single coil hum.
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