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Affordable passive rail or blade pup recommendation?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by KayXero, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. KayXero

    KayXero

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    Hey guys.

    What would you recommend to someone on a budget, who wants a passive rail or blade type pickup? Ive been browsing and have noticed many rail pups are active, and that even some covered pups that almost tricked me into thinking they were rails, actually had poles under the cover.

    What would you recommend?
  2. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

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    Pretty much all Bartolini's are blades, and passive.
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    I believe Carvin pickups are rails. There really are very few active pickups.
  4. KayXero

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    Would you happen to have a link which can show me whats under the hood? Is there one singular blade that runs the length of the pup?
  5. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

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    They use to show the layout on the site. But, I don't know if they still do. I believe the 9j1 singles, are a single blade. Most of the Soap bars are 2 blades.
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  7. Hopkins

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    I think EMG HZ pickups are blade-type.
  9. mmbongo

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    Bartolini or SGD Jazzbuckers would be my pick.
  10. KayXero

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    I was thinking of these, but Ive heard lackluster reviews on them when compared to others. Basically I hear people say "emg should stick to actives"

    No-name ebay pups are a scary proposition :bag:
  11. Hopkins

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    I didn't say I would use them. But they are afordible and are blade poles.
  12. KayXero

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    True that xD

    Know anything about the pickups over at azguitarparts?

    Says they are epoxy sealed. Not sure if they are rails or not.
  13. Hopkins

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    No I never heard of them.
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    Seymour Duncan SSBs are another candidate.
  15. KayXero

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    ooops. Should have mentioned I need passive rails in P and J configurations =P. I only see the SSB rail as a soapbar.
  16. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

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    Bartolini P DiMarzio, also makes a P
  17. KayXero

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    What J pup set do you think would be good to pair with the Dimarzio dp 127? This is for my JPJ bass project.
  18. mmbongo

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    Output wise, the UltraJazz is a match.

    Cosmetics wise, they couldn't be any more different :)
  19. KayXero

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    Any rail suggestion to pair with the Dimarzio rail P?
  20. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    That may be a trial/error thing since they don't make a matching pickup for it. So...try any blade pickup..Bartolini, SGD, Carvin.

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