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Mean sounding pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Tupac, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Tupac

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    What are some pickups or manufacturers that have some growl and cut to them?
  2. Lemon Of Troy

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    I like Bartolini's for that.
  3. Mykk

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    I'd be inclined to say strings have more of an effect.
  4. RCCollins

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  5. JimmyM

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    Can you rephrase that question with words that actually mean something? ;)
  6. SGD Lutherie

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    I got it. He wants pickups with "some growl and cut to them". I'd call that "snarly". Describing tones is subjective.

    Certainly G&L MFDs fit that description.

    Stainless steel strings should help too. Lately I've been using Rotosound 66's along with a Hartke XL cab to get more snarl.

    Strings are a good pace to to start, and are cheaper than pickups.

    :D
  7. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Truth

    What bass are we talking about here anyways?
  8. Modern Growl

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    An OEM EBMM Stingray pickup is pretty darn growly. I just happend to have one for sale :)
  9. sotua

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    I'm getting quite the snarl out of a pair GFS Ceramic MMs, passive with 500k pots. Excellent bang for the buck at $30 or so.

    And this is with DR sunbeams. Haven't tried this bass with steels... yet ;)
  10. Phendyr_Loon

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    For real.

    The neck pu on my L2000 in series with SS strings got me that "snarl".

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