Bass Lines Phase II SSB-4b Bass Bridge Pup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tabdog, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. tabdog

    tabdog

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    I finally finished my Electra Long Necker Bass with
    the installation of a new Seymour Duncan Passive
    Soapbar 4 String Bass Bridge pickup. $54 off eBay.
    I used search and didn't find much info on this
    pickup,

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    I was unable to repair the original pickup,

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    I'm looking for a different pickup ring. I had to
    enlarge the body cavity a little...... What ever,
    here's the new Bass Lines.

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    Here she is decked out,

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    The only gripe I have with this pickup is that the
    output is a little low. But I can get a good mix of
    sounds.

    Other than the low output, this pickup is a good
    mate to the stock neck pup, which has a real nice
    sound. I'm real pleased. It has a lot of treble and a
    solid mid range. It is very clear and it can growl just
    fine. Think, a cross between an EMG and a Bart and
    you pretty much have it. I would not hesitate to
    recommend this pickup.

    Tabdog
  2. tabdog

    tabdog

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    I just wanted to give an update on
    the Bass Lines pickup.

    After adjusting the pickup height, I
    found that I can even out the out-
    put of both pups. That makes a lot
    of difference. Now, I can change the
    settings without having to change
    the volume on the amp.

    The other nice thing is, it sounds
    good to me. I like it even more as
    I get it settled in.

    How about a fuzzy brown pickup
    ring?

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    Just a thought. It doesn't photo-
    graph well, and it may just be
    temporary. But it's cheap. We'll
    see,

    Tabdog
  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Location:
    MS Gulf Coast
    Thanks for posting this. I have an SSB that I may use in an eight-string build currently underway. Reviews of the SSB pickups are pretty few and far between, so I'm glad to hear that you're pleased with it! Out of curiosity, what style of music are you using it for?
  4. tabdog

    tabdog

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    I'm old and disabled. I play classic rock, blues
    and country mostly. I just play at home any
    more. After the wife died and the kids left,
    bass became more of a hobby with me,

    Tabdog
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