Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rigz, Jan 2, 2014.
I have a Stingray 5 clone body without a pickup. What should I put in it and why? Thanks!
I'll start you off with the obligatory 'what are your tonal goals/influences?' question, and a more qualified TBer should be along shortly to take your order
My only suggestion would be one of Seymour Duncan's replacements; I have yet to hear one of their pickups I didn't like, and it comes in both an Alnico and Ceramic version, depending on your preference.
Check the sticky that I started.
Loaded question. Cannot answer without more info regarding your expectations of sound.
I'm lookin for something mid-rangy and punchy. Not looking for something aggressive.
Bartolini. I have one in my Spector MM, mid range & burp city!
Here's a quick demo I did of a Catalinbread SFT pedal, but the first loop in pure clean with that pickup (the CBC..Classic Bass)
The SMB5A in particular is sweet.
I also need something that will fit under a stingray pickguard with the ears.
The MM I have doesn't currently have a pickguard, but has the screw holes for it. The pickup cavity is much bigger than pickups I've been looking at. Will this be a problem? Sorry for the questions I'm very new to this building a bass thing.
I'm really liking the MV5CBC, but my only concern is how it will fit physically into the bass? And which preamp is best paired with it, considering my tone preferences?
That's normal....the pickguard (when you get one) will cover all that up.
Probably best to figure out exactly what shape/size you need then look at the different sized Barts (if that's what you decide on) to get the one that fits.
Look down the page for the 5 string Music Man pickups, they have three different sizes.
In my soundclips, the preamp used is an Aguilar OBP-3. A Bart pre would be good as well.
Thank you very much bongo, you've been extremely helpful and I am eternally grateful. Thank you for enduring my slew of questions, everyone!
Just one more..know of anyone who makes aftermarket pick guards that will fit my bass? It's not an olp or EBMM. No name on the headstock.
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