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4 string fretless project. PU choices & placement question.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gack, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. gack


    Sep 28, 2007
    Russia, Chelyabinsk
    I`m about to order a custom bass. It will be a 4 string unlined fretless neckthru. The Luthier is an acoustic kind of guy, so I like the way his basses sond unplugged, and the question of PU type and placement he leaves to a customer.

    I, personally, like the sound of Gary Willis bass:

    even though I prefer using neck PU on my MIM JB.

    What I like in the tone of Ibanez GWB is it`s growl and clarity even with palm muting. I do a lot of palm muting and some times feel that my neck PU lacks some clarity especially in a low register.

    So, can I get that GWB clarity by simply putting, say, Nordstrand Big Split in a bridge position? Can I expect clarity with the same PU but in a neck postion? A mid position between those two, maybe? A different PU? Lindy Fralin p PU in a bridge position? :bag:

    Would like to hear opinions. Thanks.

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