5 string fretless pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DeepDeath, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. im gonna get a carvin bb75 in a far time. it's defitinly going to be a fretless and the electronics are active/passive system. what pups would be compatible with the preamp and max the fretless sounnd.
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Carvin uses normal (4-string) width J pups in their 5 and 6 string basses. So most any "5-string J-bass" pickup you get will be too long, I think. I could be wrong.

    Despite my total lack of experience with them, I'll recommend Bartolini 9W5Js, if they fit (proper string spacing is important with these too).
  3. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Bartolini jazz-style pickups or seymor duncan hand wound jazz style combined with the Bartolini TMB pre-amp. You can't go wrong with either combo.