What are some basses made with a piezo pickup and a magnetic pickup?

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  1. stephen3547

    stephen3547 Supporting Member

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    The only ones I can think of are some of the Music Man basses. I'm looking for one that would be under $1500
  2. Wagz

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    There are some hollow-bodies that have both - Washburn AB90, Epiphone Zenith.
  3. stephen3547

    stephen3547 Supporting Member

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    The Godin A4 Ultra looks nice. Has anyone tried the fretted version? Does anyone have any sound clips of the fretted version?
  4. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Carvin offers it. Sounds pretty good, blends well.
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  6. TheBass

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    Steinberger Synapse Series also combines magnetic and piezo pickups.
  7. GBassNorth

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    Spector makes the Spectorcore simi hollowbody with a magnetic and piezo combination. They sound fantastic. Here's a YouTube clip of one in action...
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpwaFrXsRLc
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yamaha TRB5P-II. F Bass Alain Caron. A used TRB5P-II may fall in your price range. The F Bass? No.

    The tone of the TRB5P-II is outrageously superb. Be prepared to roll off a little treble when you engage the piezo pickups, though.
  9. Tommy Nat

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    Also the original trb5p had the piezo. Much cheaper than the trb5pii's in the used market, and has a pj config for the regular pups.

    The fender mim power jazz bass also comes to mind, great bass for the money if you can grab one
  10. garp

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    The now-discontinued Ibanez Ergodyne EDA models had the magnetic+piezo combination: the EDA900 (4-string) and the EDA905 (5-string). If you don’t mind the avante garde body styling, these basses can be had on the pre-owned market all day long for under half your budget.

    There has also been some discussion here about the current-issue Ibanez Portamento fretless models: the SRF700 (4-string) and SRF705 (5-string). I’ve yet to play one myself, but they appear to be a very affordable way to test-drive the magnetic+piezo combination without breaking the bank.
  11. Avezzano

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    Tune Maurizio Rolli signature; discontinued and an excellent bass. Chambered body, light but well balanced. Here in Italy you can find it used in 5 and 6 strings version at around 600 euro
  12. BassTapp

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    I want one sooooo much. Dam.
  13. Kmonk

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    I had a Carvin LB 75 that had a piezo.
  14. hardtwister

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    Fender Precision A/E. Made in late 80's - early 90's.
  15. warrplayer

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  16. tubster

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    The MTD 435 Vector 2 prototype which I have in my hands at present (thanks Brad!). Cops a very creditable upright sound from the piezo and the Bartolini soapbar has a very decent P'ish sound. Apparently a Tobias/Steinberger collaboration. Wonderful bass.

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