Neck or Bridge Pickup for a Curbow 5
Hello all. I'm a long time lurker (and bassist!), first time poster. Now that that's out of the way...
A Cort Curbow 5 found its way to our local guitar shop last week, and I snapped it up for a $50 bill and my relatively unused Dean Metalman Z (I knew it was gonna be bad when I ordered it, but I didn't know it was gonna be THAT bad). Now I have another really sweet bass, and the store owner has an instrument that will practically sell itself to some kid starting out.
Anyway, I really love the sound of the bass, particularly with the slap switch on, but the stock Bartolini MK1 pickup is horribly uneven across the strings. The B and E Strings are thunderous, but from A on up there's at least 5db of drop off. I can compress the hell out of it, but who wants that? I'm looking at upgrading, and despite the volume problem, I really do love the sound, so I'm thinking of just getting a better Bart. The MK5CBC in particular looks good, but I only have one pickup, and I'm not sure if I should get the neck or bridge version. My gut reaction is to go for the bridge simply because it will likely be hotter, but figured I'd look for some advice first.
My current gig is a bar band playing covers from fairly wide-ranging styles. I do have enough tonal control in my fingers that I generally don't play with knobs from song to song though. I've been playing for over a decade, but have only in the last year or so begun to take a serious stab at learning slap.
TL;DR Cort Curbow 5. Replacing the stock Bartolini MK1 with a better, but similar Bart. Should I grab a MK5CBC, and if so, neck or bridge? Thanks in advance.
Last edited by 00Nothing : 05-30-2013 at 12:25 AM.
Reason: Edited for Grammar