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6-string fretless pickup/electronics help!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by T.O.Bass, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Heya! I'm desiging a 6 string fretless for my first home build and I have most everything figured out except for the pickups and wiring because, I'll admit, I know jack about electronics. :confused:

    I need input on what setup would provide an aggressive, punchy tone (this fretless will be used for mostly thrash/funk, and in general, fast, aggressive music - my playing style is kind of claypool on meth). Also, I want it to be versatile in that I want to have high, mid1, mid2, and low eq (and volume and blend of course). I'm thinking J pups, but beyond that I have no idea where to go. *Edit* I assume that active would be my best bet right? I want lots of versatility and lots of punch and grind.

    I've looked online and read countless stuff on this website, but the one conclusion I've come to is there are a gajillion different options here and there's no way I can narrow it down unless someone points me in the right direction. Any suggestions?
  2. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    If you want a punchy, agressive, modern sound, try soapbars (dual coils, with large apertures). I think the only off-the-shelf preamp with 4 EQ bands is audere, so you can go with that.

    I'm not well versed in pickup choices, so i can't help you there.
  3. Sweet, thanks. The Audere classic 4 band is just what I was looking for. Now I just need to figure out those pups...

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