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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


    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.

  3. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
  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 Supporting Member

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

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

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

    S Lewis

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