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Any Rio Grande or Aero Instrument users out there?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fremenblue, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. fremenblue


    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    I'd love to hear your impressions of their Jazz and/or Precision pickups.

  2. i have a muy grande for P bass. it is punchy and hot, very low, smooth top, great low mids, not too modern, but not lame.
  3. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    If you do a search for "Aero" you will see a lot of discussion on them. I've been using them in basses I make for a few years now, and I love them!
  4. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    I feel the same way LM does
  5. fremenblue


    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    Thanks guys. Anyone else?
    Not78pbass, I know who you are. ..one of the Clan (with a C, not K). :D Cool. Thanks for the review, brothah.

  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I've equipped 2 basses with Rio Grande for now.

    A Squier Pbass witha VintageP, with mixed results. Definitely better than the original, but not THAT great. The instrument itself is not really wonderful.

    A 5 string Lakland-style, with a Muy Grande Jneck and a powerbucker bridge.
    This one blew my mind away. Huge and clean lows, one of the most beautiful medium range I've heard, punchy and warm highs.
  7. fremenblue


    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    Jazzie, I didn't know that about you. Sounds like the thing that held back the Rios was the instrument, eh? Huh. . . .sounds tempting.

  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I do a lot of instrument mod/fixing, so a lot of different PUs go through my hands.
    In the case of the Squier, yeah, the instrument by itself probably didn't deserve such a PU.
  9. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I have Aero single coils in my FBB 5er, and they are so darn good~! I don't even need a preamp!
  10. just curious.. how's the powerbucker?
  11. Nice , very nice. Got two in a Peavy Fury.
  12. Hey adam! Good ta see ya! Muy's in a SQUIER?!?!!?

    Fremenblue, remind me elsewhere and Ill send you Mp3's of it.
  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I'd describe it as a Quarterpounder with a creamier sound.
  14. fremenblue


    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    I'll be over there in just a few, thanks!!

  15. vanselus

    vanselus Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    I have an Elrick NJS 5 with Aero single coils that just SMOKE. The sound is very "open" and bright, but in the mix it is quite sweet, vibrant & lively. Compared to Barts they seem a little more "alive" and not quite as full sounding in the mids. Almost like a more agressive, less smooth LP.

    The pre is Demeter, so that definitely influences things as well...
  16. joetiii


    Oct 27, 2002
    Anyone compare the Rio soapbars to aero soapbars?

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