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Delano TheXtender 4 H/S oval pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by JIO, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm considering these for a custom build but have no reference on them other than the way they look. I do know they're not cheap. I'd be matching them (2) up w/an Audere JZ3 pre-amp. Anyone use them and if so what's your opinion?
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    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    anyone? :help:
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    To me they sound kind of bland. They do look cool though.

  4. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    tubby.twins Amateur Pickup Reviewer Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got a few of the 5-string version in my parts drawer. I haven't done anything more than a "tap test" with a metal screwdriver to make sure it worked. I am expecting they will not be too dissimilar from other Delano "HE" series pickups, which have great midrange and a very crisp treble. However, I have not yet carved a new route in a bass to hold the oval pickup. It's on my list of projects to do. :)
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    I've been wondering the same thing. It's hard to get any information about them at all from people actually using them.

    If they're anything at all like Delano's other pickups, then they're probably fabulous. But it's risky to route nonstandard oval shapes into the body over "probably"... Of course, if you have a spare bass you don't care about, or a pawn shop nearby...
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    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    thanks - that's a start. My build would be a 4 string and the Audere pre has a wide range of tonal control. Just wish I could hear somebody say - I use them, etc etc... anyone?

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