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DeLano Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BeefJerky, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. BeefJerky

    BeefJerky

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    What can you guys tell me about Delano bass pickups?
    http://www.delano.de/
    Any experiences with them?
    How did they sound?
    I'm interested in them.
  2. BeefJerky

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    bumpy bump bump
  3. dannster

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    I have found a few threads on here regarding them and they seem to give big thumbs up regarding them. I only mention the other posts as I've been combing for the same info as well and not for snarky "do a search" purposes.:p

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226261
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=349489
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=376086

    I'm buying a pair later this month when the funds hit my wallet.
    I want to get those big pole Jazz pickups.:bassist: JMVC 4 FE/M2
    Here is a review on them here on TB

    Will post about my experience as soon as I spend a week with them installed.
  4. BeefJerky

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    Hey man thanks a lot!
    I'll be reading these
  5. jamesie

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    hello

    i use the jc4 he/m2 in the jag and i`m very satisfied with the delanos and i`m very picky - in the jag they sound like vintage (fenderish) goes modern but in a good way at least for me - and - you must always try the pickups (does not matter which brand or type) in your bass and play with them, otherwise you don`t know how they are for you

    but at the end of the day - and there are many good brands of pickups out - in my opinion the delanos are one of the best you can get :)
  6. BeefJerky

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    thanks jamesie :)
  7. James Hart

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    I have 2 basses with Delanos... best pickups I've ever owned / used.
  8. BeefJerky

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    What do you like about them?
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

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    how they sound... simple as that.

    They have deep lows, strong mids, clear highs... highly sensitive and grab every nuance of your playing.
  10. psychotiger

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  11. shriekback

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    James,

    What models do you use? Would your description hold for all of them or just a few in particular?

    Thanks.
  12. JulienJeff

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    I received today the delano pickups I ordered for my jaguar.
    Can't wait to try them :hyper:

    I bought directly from delano's website and the transaction went perfectly and it was shipped very fast
  13. psychotiger

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    Any chance you could post soundclips once you get them installed?
  14. James Hart

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    I have the the MM style in my 7 and a PJ set in my Destroyer. They are all the large MM style ferrous polepieces and yes, my description holds for all of what I've used.
  15. pasta4lnch

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    I wish there was a place that had sound clips of all the P pups side by side. kind of strange to me that this is not done more - even by manufacturers. the pup is such a huge part of the tone and relatively complicated change to make (not like swapping a pedal on your board).

    I took a chance w/ 1/4 lb's on my jazz V and lucked out - but if I didnt like them it would have really sucked!

    the delano's look nice. i'm gassing for a warmoth P and seriously considering them. . .
  16. JulienJeff

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    Yes, I'll try to post some clips once the pickups are installed.
    It will certainly be videos on youtube.
    I had found this:
  17. sears

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    I put a passive Delano in my 73 P since the original pickup had D and G strings that were softer than the rest. I'm completely satisfied.

    The only soundclip I can give you is track 4 at http://maskedsuperstar.bandcamp.com. You can definitely hear the very-slightly-compressed bass when it comes in. Bass recorded direct, Labella Deep Talkin' strings.
  18. Rusty the Scoob

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    I know I'm digging up an old thread but I just can't get past this comment.

    Replaced a pickup on a vintage P because the two higher strings were softer than the two lower? Ever heard of a screwdriver?:confused: Please tell me there was a wiring issue or something.:eyebrow:
  19. bassman74

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    They are simply incredible...

    I have both:
    JMVC 4 FE/M2
    JC 4 HE/M2

    their precised, clear, deep but still round and warm...

    I'm using nordstrand for vintage tone but for everything else it's delano.

    I'm selling my JC 4 HE/M2 to get the money for my coming set of Xtender pickups... If i wasn't that curious about the xtender i would definitely keep them

    I've post a review in the TB review section
  20. kraigo

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    Something could have happened to the magnet on the D/G half of the split pickup.

    KO

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