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Basslines Stingray replacement system

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jsonnenblick, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Hi. I have a question about this pickup & 3-band EQ with slap contour. How do people who have installed it feel about it?

    I have 2 fairly similar Washburns: one is a Korean RB-2000, and the other, an American XB-900. Both have maple necks, 24-fret rosewood boards, and ash bodies. So they should sound pretty similar, right?

    But surprisingly, the Korean one is super-slappy, with incredible attack, while the American one with the much more expensive Basslines system is far more polite and restrained-sounding, better for a warm fingerstyle tone.

    I guess it seems strange to me that a replacement system designed for the Stingray, the king of all slap basses, is warm and mellow sounding. . .

    Your experiences/thoughts? The ads for the Basslines system cite a "more polished tone for your Stingray" or words to that effect, but does that defeat the purpose of a 'Ray?
  2. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    Shouldn't this be moved to "PIckups"?
  3. I have the same XB900 series with the basslines unit. It is a little more "refined" then the other version. I am in a similar situation. I like the XB Basslines unit for things that need "full body". But for raw tone its a little Like you said "Polite".

    There is a couple of pots on the pre amp board in the 900. The one that is not next to the wire connectors changes the mids. I am still messing around with that control to find the sound I want. In the mean time I am compesating with some low mids boost on my GK amp.

    If you find something that works share it with the group.
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    and DM gets today's golden apple! thanks. :D

    off to pickups we go
  5. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
  6. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.

    That was my damn apple. Your lucky it wasnt a carrot :D
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    now, now, play nice. we've got apples for everybody :D.

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