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New Aguilar Soap Bar Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by datsaxguy, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

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    If I had a bass with soap bars I'd be all over these. I'm so thrilled with my p/j set.

    Ill have to look at the dimensions and see if I can router one of my basses to have them fit
  3. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

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    I recently modded my Cort GB75 with a Glockenklang preamp. I may get the neck pickup routed for a super single and a new pickguard.
  4. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

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    Anybody take the plunge yet?

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    They will need fairy dust to compete against Nordstrand's lineup
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    I have a set on order. We'll see in a week or so.
  7. chinjazz

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    Anybody compare these with Nordy Big Singles yet?
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    I'm really interested in seeing how the Super Singles sound. If they sound like the Nordstrand Big Singles, then I'm not interested. I want a pickup that fits into my six string P4-shape routing that actually has the original single-coil bark. So far, only EMG comes close to it but those don't come in the P4 shape.
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    While this is true, Nordstrand's Big Singles don't have that traditional single-coil bark and snap. They only have a hint of it. That was my issue with the Big Singles.

    I hope the Aguilar Super Singles can faithfully reproduce the traditional single-coil sound.
  11. chinjazz

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    This would be cool actually!

    My Bass originally had Big Singles and because my ear is more tuned in Jazz basses to have as you said bark and snap, I asked the Nordy guys about it and they made me a set of single coils and fitted them into the bigger soap bar cases. They sound great! Since I also set up a solderless plug set up with them, I can now swap out other same size pick ups.. Maybe I'll try this one day with these Supers.... :)
  12. bongostealth

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    Nice! Was it expensive to have this done? Also, what about pickup noise? The only single-coils that I know that are dead quiet are EMGs.
  13. chinjazz

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    I don't recall the price, but most pickup companies won't up charge a lot for something like this because they have the parts and know how.
    No pickup noise at all :). Only get the usual 60 cycle hum when I touch a pole piece and string at the same time (my sloppy technique), as with all my jazz basses.
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    Im interested in a set of these for my Spector Euro 5
  15. Doodaddy

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    Then check this video out. First audio samples I've seen for these pickups.

    Makes me all the more pumped about them!!!

  16. bongostealth

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    These sound really good!
  17. Doodaddy

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    Very much so. I feel much better about ordering them blindly. :p
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    Super Singles video

  19. bongostealth

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    I just saw the video. I think the pickups sound pretty good. I think they would sound better with a tone control.
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    I think they would sound better tested by someone who doesn't try to make every bass sound like Marcus Miller.

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