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Upgraded BTB bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by campbems, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    I am new to the ibanez line and love the looks and feels of the BTB bass. I've thought about buying a 675 or the 765 series and upgrading the pickups to a Nordstand or something even better. Has anyone ever had one with upgraded pickups? What would be your recommendation for upgrading?
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    Hi there!

    I've seen some people here on TB changing their pickups, especially on the models you just named. It´s because the pickups are too wide which makes the pickup poles not line up very well with the strings.
    Depending on what you want (and what your budget is of course) I would recommend Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups. Very good humbucking pickups. You can mail Maurilio here on Talkbass who works for Nordstrand, maybe he can help you out. Good luck!

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