MM-Style "Unnatural" sounding pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Traynor, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Traynor


    Feb 13, 2014
    Broomall, PA
    I'm looking for a pickup to replace the sub-par stock pickup on my sterling SUB ray4. while looking online, all of the pickups i see offer a "natural" tone, which is far from what i'm looking for. are there any mm-style pickups with a punchy tone with a lot of clarity, something similar to lane poor pickups? also, preferably active.
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    I think you're reading a little too much into the marketing :)

    Most higher end MM pickups are punchy with lots of clarity..Bartolini, Duncan, Aguilar, Delano, Lace Sensor, or Nordstrand will all fit the bill.
    Go to for a great selection.

    If you want Active, EMG is pretty much your only choice, and you'll probably need a new preamp as well if you go EMG.