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Upgrades for a SUB Ray4

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by russpurdy, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    So I sold some stuff and ordered myself a SUB Ray4 for Christmas. Now I know I may be getting ahead of myself but I love to tinker and would like to try either a new preamp or new pickup in the bass once it arrives. I'd like something that will get close-ish to a proper stingray (I understand that the "shimmering highs" aren't quite as prominent on the Ray4's). So...

    Can you recommend either a replacement preamp, pickup, or both for around $100-$150? I have been researching and considering the following but am open to suggestions:

    Duncan MM pickups and/or preamp
    Bassmods preamp with stock pickup
    Aguilar pre with stock pickup
    Nordstrand MM pickup
    Nordstrand preamp with stock pickup
    Gfs or wilkinson pickup with an aftermarket preamp of some kind.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Kohlman Bassworks
    I put an EMG MMcs and an EMG BTS system in mine. Found the entire set for $60 here on Talkbass! Bass sounds great.
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