Originally Posted by DWBass
I'm planning to install a MM4.2 (and Nordie pre) in my SBMM SUB Ray4. Heard nothing but good things about them.
Do it! I've never heard a SB or EB in person. The one thing I don't like about my Washburn P knockoff, with Duncan Basslines Quarter Pounds, is that the highs just don't seem to be as prominent. Quite muted sounding. Could be the strings though, although the previous strings sounded similar in this regard.
I'm a low frequency junkie. I considered wiring the MM5.2 in series for more "oomph", at a loss of a little high end and possible hum issues. But I wired it in the standard parallel setup and I have zero complaints about tonality. I wish my prettier P sounded this good. But if it did, I never would have entered the world of fivers.
Now mind you, I only play occasionally. It's a hobby. I used to play 4-6 hours every day years ago. Now I'm lucky to play that much over the course of a month. But I think I'll be playing more now that I have an axe that I really enjoy the sound of.
I really don't understand why these RB2500's sell so cheap as used. The neck is super thin. I've heard it compared to the neck on a J. For small hands like mine, it's awesome. I knew I wanted it just by picking it up. The stock pickup, well hard to judge since it had cruddy 3 year old strings on it. But I would recommend this bass or Nordy pup to anyone. I would say the same for the strings based on what I heard for 5 minutes earlier, but I can't. I've read some complaints about the Cobalts being rough on the fingers. IMO, if they're rough on your fingers, you don't play enough. Playing a lot = calluses. Calluses = not feeling pain. lol