|wobble man ||09-09-2013 06:31 PM |
basses with MM-style humbucker in the P position
Hi all, looking for a new bass to suit my sound. I played an EBMM Stingray for years, loved the sound of the humbucker and active electronics, but sold it years ago. My main current bass is a P bass, love the pickup placement.
But I have realized my dream bass would have a MM-style humbucker placed where the split coil is placed on the P, and with active electronics. Sort of a hybrid of the Stingray and the P, not as zingy as the EBMM but a bit hotter than the P.
Know of any basses with this configuration? The dual humbucker G&L's look like they might be what I'm looking for, as the higher pickup looks to be in the P region. The EBMM HH Stingrays look like the top pickup is more in a traditional neck position than a P position.... Any help?
|Webtroll ||09-09-2013 06:42 PM |
G&L L1000, or you could mod a Precision
** Derp! What about the La Cabronita Precision?
|mmbongo ||09-09-2013 06:44 PM |
Sounds like it would be pretty cool! But then again, I assume there's a reason no builders use this pickup configuration.
|StuartV ||09-09-2013 07:03 PM |
What webtroll said. G&L L-1000
|wobble man ||09-09-2013 07:10 PM |
Yeah I played the G&L L-1000 a decade ago and loved it, but none of the stores around here carry G&Ls. Guess I need to take a drive to play one again. The La Cabronita looks cool, wasn't aware of that model. It's passive, which I could deal with, but I forgot to specify I'm looking for a 5 banger, think that model only comes in 4 string.
|Webtroll ||09-09-2013 07:26 PM |
G&L L2500? 2 pickups tho. I think a 5 string P bass with a custom pickguard and an MM pickup is what you're looking for. Why not a straight P5? Is there something about the classic humbucker shape you're looking for?
|wobble man ||09-09-2013 07:51 PM |
I could deal with the 2 pickups on the L2500, just roll the bridge pup all the way down. It's not that I don't like a straight P5, its just I always preferred the sound of the MM humbucker and pre, hotter than a traditional P. But definitely want the pup in the P position, not the Stingray "sweet spot". So now I'm thinking either the L2500, or a custom Warmoth build with Nordstrand MM pup and pre. idk.
|Webtroll ||09-09-2013 08:01 PM |
Used L2500, if you decide you don't like it you oughta be able to get your money back and then try a Warmoth. If you go Warmoth first you'll lose your shirt selling it.
|wobble man ||09-09-2013 08:37 PM |
good advice Webtroll. think i'm gonna roll over to the nearest store that carries G&Ls when i can, and if I like it check out the used market. ty
|Webtroll ||09-11-2013 02:40 PM |
* Actually I've heard that Carvin will do custom work outside the online configurations, although I've never tried it. If you like their basses they might make you a bass with a single MM pickup in the P bass sweet spot.
|Lowbrow ||09-11-2013 04:23 PM |
L1000 is passive. If that's ok see a nice black/ maple on guitar center used site. FYI it's filed under 'guitar' category for some reason.
|Webtroll ||09-11-2013 04:27 PM |
he wants it to be a 5 string, and the single humbucking G&L 5 stringers I've seen have had the pickup in the MM position, nit the P position
|Bob Growler ||09-11-2013 04:48 PM |
How about a Sandberg Basic. You can get a 5 string in 34" or 35" scale. 3 band active pre-amp and 1 MM Style Sandberg Power bucker. The Bass Place in AZ just started carrying Sandbergs. Played a Sandberg Bullet once, great quality.
An evil, GAS causing site.
|tanktones ||09-11-2013 06:11 PM |
Love a $$
Warwick offers most of their line in a $$ (2 dual mm style humbuckers) set up with active electronics. These range in price from moderate to high depending on the product. They do have a great aggressive sound.
On the cheaper side, Ibanez offered the SRX line several years ago. This was the SR body and neck, with dual humbuckers and active electronics. I have had one for 5 yrs. and love the monster sound and versatillity the $$ provide. I still see them in GC and they show up on the used market at $200-$600 depending on model & setup.
These are all different LOOKING basses (not classic, no pickguards, etc.), but very good playing and sounding basses that at least deserve consideration.
|aparker82 ||09-11-2013 06:13 PM |
I suppose a TBC bass would be like that as well, but finding one may be an issue, I was almost ready to pull the trigger on one when they sold the last one on ebay :( http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/tbc...ompany-721383/
But they do pop up in the classifieds here at times.
|JSpradBass ||09-11-2013 07:46 PM |
MY G&L M2500 kind of fits the op's description. I can definitely get a nice P thump with the neck pickup, but it still retains the hotter G&L vibe.
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