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Add another J or a MM style pickup to a Corvette STD....Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by michaelc, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. MEC MM style Humbucker with Series/Parallel Switch

    3 vote(s)
  2. Additional J Pickup closer to bridge with Series/Parallel Switch

    0 vote(s)
  3. Non-MEC MM style replacement

    1 vote(s)
  4. Keep it like it is

    6 vote(s)
  1. michaelc


    Apr 17, 2007
    C-ville Michigan
    I have a warwick corrvette std with active mec electronics. When I aquired this bass I was actually looking for a stingray, but the deal was to good to pass up. I Like the overall tone of this bass, but I find the bridge pickup to be kind of wimpy and I'm having trouble getting that low mid punch I wanted the stingray for out of this bass.

    I was considering adding an MEC humbucker in place of the current bridge pickup. This will be an expensive job however by the time I buy the pickup from warwick and pay my local luthier to route out the hole for the humbucker. I will also need to purchase a switch to change the humbucker coils from series to parallel if I really want to get the most out of it.

    On the warwick board I saw a person who was considering doing something simular, and he was convienced to just add another J pickup closer the the bridge. I understand how this is in effect very simular to a single humbucker pickup, but does it really sound the same? Are there potential phase issues? How would you find a complementary pickup to whats already there?
  2. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    actually I would have to say a bart MM42CBJD3 Quad Coil pup with a series, parallel, single coil switch.
  3. Seconded. Corvette with a monster humbucker FTW. :hyper:
  4. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    may as well drop in a 9J#1 - Split Coil Hum-Cancelling J in the neck and a NTMB pre and call it a day.
    BTW I gutted my thumb with delano's and an aggy OBP3 and it is amazing.

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