ESP SB -4 Active Pickups????

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


  1. jameson>~+

    jameson>~+

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    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

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    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>~+

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

    bass-shy

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    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. absolutezero

    absolutezero

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    Got a ESP Ax 104 . Thumbs up for the SB-4
  6. CoffeeBass

    CoffeeBass Supporting Member

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    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

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    ^^ 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

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    Actually, that bass comes stock with Seymour Duncans.

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