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Basses with humbuckers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by justinellison3, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. justinellison3


    Nov 9, 2012
    I'm looking for a nice bass with a humbucker or two. I want it to be passive and it can be versitile but I want a deep warm smooth tone and I'd like to get a growl out if I wanted to. I also want it to be appealing to the eye

    Suggestions? Pictures?? :)
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    G&L L2000?

  3. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    What kind of humbucker? MM shaped? Soapbar shaped? J shaped?
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I love these basses they just say "fat"
  5. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    A few of my less expensive favorites would be the Yamaha RBX374, the Fender Blacktop Precision, and the Fender Modern Player Jazz.
  6. I'd say buy my bass (Defil Luna22) because it has real humbuckers (the same were used in guitars !), but since you live in USA I think this is not a good idea ...

    Anyway most basses with humbuckers I played were active, only Stingray and Modern Player were passive, and I find them both nice.
  7. M.Mannix3


    Jun 12, 2010
    I like my Epi EB-3 with a real mudbucker swapped in. I'm not sure that I can call it too versatile though.
  8. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    This is one of the nicest L2k's I have seen.

    Great choice. M2000 or Stingray for active.
  9. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    One of these will do the trick. It's the same set up as the L2000 but in a Tele style body.

  10. This is heresy, and I hesitate to reveal my ignorance. I've owned basses since 1981 and I wish someone would simply tell me: what is a humbucker? Don't hurt me.
  11. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    have to list a T-bird (this one a '64) when you talk buckers... (orig Seth Lover designed neck/Seymour Duncan Hawkbucker bridge)


    only other bass that comes to mind is (as already noted) the venerable L-2000, this one installed in an '06 '51 P RI.

  12. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    If money were no object: Alembic.
  13. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    A pickup with an even number of coils wound opposite from each other, originally for the purpose of eliminating single coil noise and hum.
  14. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I am honestly surprised that nobody has suggested a P bass. It does have a humbucker.
  15. Fuzzbassian


    Jan 12, 2012
    Peavey T-40
  16. I've had two epiphones, a Flying V and a thunderbird, and loved them both, more of a warm, thick sound. My Gibson les Paul however is very growly. I'd suggest any of those. Earnie ball makes a great bass too, I just prefer the classic rock and roll looking basses.
  17. jweber76


    Aug 10, 2011
    Attleboro, Ma
    My T-40 is bass thunder! Huge sound and very versatile. However, I think I prefer the punch (especially with a little dirt) from my epiphone Rivoli.
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

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