GFS MM pups - any good?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Has anybody here had experience with the Music Man replacement pickups they sell at Guitarfetish.com?
  2. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

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    The alnico one is a pretty good p.u. for less than $40.00 i'd consider it a real bargain.Afriend stuck one in his p bass:bassist:
  3. sotua

    sotua

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    I bought a couple of the ceramic ones.

    Hear some (lousy player, sorry :) ) demo clips:

    https://soundcloud.com/fngasser/datbass-finger?in=fngasser/sets/dat-bass

    The bass is the one pictured (so it's bridge and neck positions, not MM sweetspot). Passive vol-vol-tone-tone circuit. Recorded direct from the line out of my GB Shuttle head.

    For US$30 each, I'm more than satisfied with them. That bass sounds thunderous, and cuts through a two-guitar band mix like a razor. Lots of "finger noise", ghost notes jump for lively funk. I love this bass, and I'm thinking of putting in a preamp in and get the full potential out of both pickups at the same time (i.e. eliminate the usual output drop due to loading)
  4. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    Excellent!! That's exactly what I've been looking for with these pickups! I've been debating about replacing the bridge pickup and neck pickup of this bass with them

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    and then installing the current neck pickup between the new middle pickup and the neck. Split the MM's and I'd get J'ish tones from the rear and middle, and Ric'ish tones from the middle pup's rear coil and the J neck pup.

    Thanks!
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  6. Samsquanch1972

    Samsquanch1972 Supporting Member

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    I recently bought the alnico version, hoping to install it in my Fernandes Atlas this weekend.
  7. Samsquanch1972

    Samsquanch1972 Supporting Member

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    I soldered in the GFS alnico MM pup in my Fernandes this morning, couldn't be happier, great sound, much better than the stock pup to me. It is rigged on the three way switch to do front coil, then parallel, then rear coil, and dead quiet in all three positions. Can't beat it for $44 dollars shipped.
  8. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

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    To those of you that bought them - are they epoxy potted, or can the cases be switched to something without visible pole pieces?
  9. Samsquanch1972

    Samsquanch1972 Supporting Member

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    I don't think you can get them apart.

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