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active/passive with coil-tap humbucker bass suggestion

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lanzealot, Sep 26, 2005.


  1. Anybody who knows about some bass under a grand that are:

    coil tappable humbucker on the bridge
    active electronics with bypass

    thanks guys!
     
  2. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    You can get a LOT of different basses that can have coil taps added to them.

    You could do an OLP with a new MM style humbucker and get a tap for it. You could do an MTD Her/Kingston and tap it ;) , or you could get any number of basses that come equipped with EMG 35/40/45s (4,5,6 strings) and replace the HZs that they usually have with EMG TWs that are already wired to be coil-tapped dual/single coils in the same pickup.

    There are a lot of options. Just make sure that the bridge pickup is NOT a single coil jazz pickup and you can either replace it with a MM style or a Bart/EMG housing humbucker.

    How much do you want to spend? You can get an OLP and get it professionally modded to your liking (by any local luthier) for less than $500 (altogether including bass, pickups, pots). Or you could get a used EB MM Sterling that already has coil switching.

    -Eric.
     
  3. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Carvin
     
  4. hmm.... good suggestion eric! less than $500. wow... thanks, blues cat... i'm actually considering Cavin.

    Well my budget is actually uo to $700...
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    G&L.
     
  6. G&L? I thought, they're over a grand?!
     
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Not if you buy used.
     
  8. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Peavey T-40 :p