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MEC Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AndrewM, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. AndrewM

    AndrewM

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    I play a Warwick Corvette $$, and I absolutely love the tone it gives. It has 2 MEC humbucker pickups, for those who aren't familiar with this bass. I was just curious as to why more basses aren't seen with MEC pickups. They sound pretty incredible to me, so it seems odd that Warwick is the only brand I can think of that uses them :cool:
  2. El-Bob

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    I think there are some other European brands that use them, but they're wicked expensive here in North America. I know what you mean about them sounding great though, I've got a German Streamer $$ myself. Same electronics as your 'vette, and they sound excellent.
  3. fenderphil

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    I put some passive MEC pups in a jazz bass I have.

    There's a lot of tone in those pickups. I found them to be better suited in a rock/hifi setting as opposed to a bluesy vintage band.

    I got a screaming deal on them so I can't complain about price, lol
  4. AndrewM

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    I would agree with that. Very punchy, bright tone. Not so great for smooth mellow jazz, IMO. Wonderful for slapping though :D
  5. truecanadian04

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    I also play a Warwick Corvette $$ and I love the MEC pickups. They are very punchy. The perfect bass!

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