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dragonfire precision pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by unclebass, Dec 23, 2012.


  1. want to know opinions on dragonfire precision pickups. have seen a few good reviews, but respect this rooms opinion. blacktop jazz bass, needs 2 pickups. should i get different resistance pickups to play at equal volume?
     
  2. BassLife77

    BassLife77

    Nov 13, 2009
    San Diego
  3. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    1. If my bass was worth upgrading, I would not choose dragonfire pickups. I'd save for a good set from a well respected source.

    2. Selecting 2 different inductance measurements will be a crapshoot at best whether it will get you identical output from each position.

    3. Theres more to pickups than inductance. Theres magnet type and strength, shape of the coil... etc...

    4. You are not likely to find 2 identical model brand pickups offered in different inductances unless you have them custom wound.
     
  4. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Never heard of them.
     
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  6. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Real helpful to the OP to post like this. Sigh.

    http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/product_info.php?cPath=124_127&products_id=991

    I think some dragonfire pickups are active; from what I've seen on ebay. Double check but I think that is the case. You would need to find room for the battery and make sure you use the 25k pots the supply

    FWIW- I read this

     
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  7. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Relax, dude.
     
  8. Some people really hate the idea that inexpensive pups can sound good. It really messes with the snob mentality!
     
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  9. sharp8874

    sharp8874

    Jan 10, 2011
    I have the passive PJ set and love them! They are pretty loud and sound great IMO
     
  10. thanks for the responses, no need to replace pickup, able to find and repair problem.:hyper:
     
  11. Jrhodenberry

    Jrhodenberry

    Feb 10, 2013
    I have a PJ set in my MIM they are a great deal for the money. When compared side by side with my American standard bass they sound like junk.
     
  12. DonovanWolf

    DonovanWolf

    Jul 3, 2015
    I was actually going to try the Dragonfire pickups until I came on here for reviews and saw the snotty ass comment from Ken Aguiar, the owner. What a poopy PR person. Next.
     
  13. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Sigh, I remember that thread, it was someone who started an account under the owners name trying to hurt his reputation.
     
  14. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    I've been very satisfied with the service and products, 'specially considering the price, from Dragonfire, not having any issues to resolve, so that thread did seem a bit out of line.
     
  15. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    They are a good company for what they are. A cheap guitar parts company, you will get what you paid for and it will be delivered in a timely manner. I have a set of their Strat pickups, they are fine but they are pretty underwhelming.