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ESP SB -4 Active Pickups????

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jameson>~+, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. jameson>~+

    jameson>~+

    Aug 22, 2007
    Alberta
    Hey!...i was wondering if anyone had any info on the ESP SB-4 Active Pickups. They came stock in my bass and i wanted to know some more about them....

    Like are they good? Bad? Ok? or whatever ;)

    Thanks

    :bassist:
     
  2. bass-shy

    bass-shy

    Jan 11, 2005
    Florida
    Well.............do you like the way your bass sounds? If you do, I would say that the pickups are good for you.
     
  3. jameson>~+

    jameson>~+

    Aug 22, 2007
    Alberta
    Good point...lol
    Yeah, i like em, i just wanted to know something about em.
    thanx
     
  4. bass-shy

    bass-shy

    Jan 11, 2005
    Florida
    I'm not very familiar with the SB-4 set, but I really like the PJ set that came stock in my ESP LTD B-50. The P pickup is especially thick and full sounding. IMO, ESP has some decent quality house brand electronics. I assume that the SB-4's are no different. They probably compare favorably to other companies' house brand electronics, but likely can't compete with most aftermarket items.
     
  5. Got a ESP Ax 104 . Thumbs up for the SB-4
     
  6. I am not all that experienced, but I just spent 4 hours playing every bass I could get my hands this weekend at GC and other stores and the ESP I played (not sure of the model but it had a from-the-factory vintage look. around $1400. P/J setup. fender style body) had an incredible sound to it with esp pups in it. especially the p pup was punchy, warm and clear.

    Just my experience, hope it helps..:D

    CB
     
  7. Emergancy Exit

    Emergancy Exit

    Sep 26, 2007
    Mobile AL
    ^^ yeah but that particular model of pickups is custom wound to sound like a true "vintage" bass im prety certin
     
  8. bass-shy

    bass-shy

    Jan 11, 2005
    Florida
    Actually, that bass comes stock with Seymour Duncans.
     
  9. rimmry

    rimmry

    May 5, 2014
    The esp pickups are pretty good. I still have my first bass, an ESP LTD B-104 (my avatar by the way), and i'm not selling it to no one! For two reasons: first, because it's the most comfortable bass I ever played on, and second, because the pickups on it, sb-4, are also fitted on a bass, which is about double or maybe even triple the price. any way, my point, those are some pretty decent pickups. (also two things, one, sorry for bad English, i'm from Israel, and second, what bass do you have?)
     
  10. rimmry

    rimmry

    May 5, 2014
    also I know it's an old discussion, I was searching on google pickups, and this post was the first option (probably because i'm a member here)
     



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