Are Gotoh pickups any good?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ens, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. Ens


    Feb 11, 2001
    What exactly is Gotoh's status as a pickup manufacturer? I mean I know their tuners are high quality, but what about the electronics?

    I'm just wondering this because I have a thumb bass knockoff with a pair of Gotoh j-pickups and it sounds very sweet.
  2. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Wow, someone else has Gotoh pickups! I've asked on this forum before if anyone owned these, and never got a response. I bought 2 humbuckers for 5-string for my homemade fretless from Stewart-MacDonald, and I love them. They are very powerful (14.6K ohms) and sound great in a passive bass. I've tried to find them on the web, and came up empty. They were expensive (about $75 each, I think), but I've been very happy with them.