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Pickup recommendations?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rowka, Nov 27, 2013.


  1. Rowka

    Rowka

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    I'm building an ASAT style bass and I'm going to need pups very soon.
    (Build thread in the Lutier's Corner http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/4-5-string-asat-ish-bass-builds-1027014/ )


    I tend to favor aggressive modern growl over vintage tones.

    Examples of my favorite sounding basses that I own are:
    Steinies (active EMG pups, no preamp)
    Alembics (Alembic pups/pre, Mahogany bodies, mostly maple neck with ebony FB)
    MM w/2 band preamp
    Spector (EMG P/J, Hazlab 9v pre, all maple)
    Generally prefer J over P, but not opposed to PJ.

    Specs on bass build are Mahogany body, maple neck, katalox (ebony-like) FB. Bolt on.


    What do you suggest?
     
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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  3. Reticle

    Reticle Supporting Member

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    +1
     
  4. Andy_D

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  6. Rowka

    Rowka

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    Hmmm, I'm noticing a trend.
    Do you also recomend the G&L preamp setup?

    That's a $380 setup? Ouch.
     
  7. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I'd probably look for a different preamp. The G&L pre isn't really anything special but it does the job.

    I'd probably go with an Aguilar or East. I have always wanted to put a filer based pre in a bass with MFD's (to see if it's kinda like a Wal)...
     

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