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Help-replacing pickups in Brice Prestize Z6....

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stix_clgi, May 11, 2011.

  1. stix_clgi

    stix_clgi

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    What's up TB!!!

    So I've read a lot about different pickup configurations, including opinions on why this set sounds better than this set, etc; I know that these opinions, especially about sound, are subjective, so I'd like just as general an answer to my question as possible.

    If you had to choose between a custom set of Kent Armstrong pups or a set of the Bartolini Quad Coil XXM56's, which would you choose?

    I personally love the sound of Ken Smith basses and from what I've read Kent Armstrong or his associates are the original makers of the Ken Smith pickups. I was also told that KA could tune the pickups to sound like a Ken Smith. That said, I know the Quad coil Bartolinis will probably offer a little more tonal versatility, especially if they are wired with the proper dpdt switches (I'll need help with that too lol)...

    More info: My particular bass has a maple fretboard which brightens the sound some.The preamp I'm installing is an Aguilar OBP-3 that's wired V-B-M(push/pull)-T/B stack-passive Tone. I've had an OBP-3 installed in a Jazz before and I absolutely love the versatility I get.

    I may just be talking (writing) out-loud to organize my thoughts, but any input from anyone with experience, especially with the Brice Z6, is helpful. Thanks in advance and God Bless!!!
  2. darkstorm

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    Id go with the kent armstrongs if it was me. Cause Barts are a bit weak sounding to me.
  3. stix_clgi

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    Yeah I've done a lot more research, and I think the KA's are the way to go. I'm waiting on Brian Barrett from the LowEnd to tell me if Kent has a mold for my pickup size. He probably does, it's a standard 6 string soapbar. I'll do some before and after sound clips.
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