Originally Posted by BoboMcNipples
I currently own a 5 string bass in which I swapped out the pickups for an EMG DC and TW. I needed to get the ones for a six string because the holes on my bass were exactly that wide. Now, this bass is nearly unplayable, and I was thinking of getting an Ibanez SR506 and putting those pickups on it and just scrapping the 5 string completely. Does anyone know how I should go about this? How do the Bart MK1's compare to EMG? I looked up pickup dimensions for the stock pickups on the Ibanez and didn't find anything.
What 5er do you have, how is unplayable now? I know that Bartolini makes direct drop in USA replacements for the MK1's (1.33" x 4.25"), and for a 6 string that'd be that MK6CBC. I have a SR505 that I put EMG 40DC's in and I had to enlarge the cavities to accomidate them, no complaints tho, it's a beast now.