Basslines vs Bartolini vs what better MidEQ Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by No4PCs, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. No4PCs

    No4PCs Guest

    Well friends, im thinking change the pups of an Fender P MIJ.

    Im researching here and learning about pickups response, but again, i want hear from you.

    I will buy the pups in US because in my land too overpriced and non-reference sounds to hear and compare! Thanks in advanced.

    I want the passive pickups which boost the midrange notes of the bass, you know?

    I like that "nasal" type of sound.
    Not worried about "big lows"...

    Well, here my alternatives:
    c- ?

    Thank you so much for your attention.
  2. sonicnuance

    sonicnuance Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2003
    California, USA
    Engineer & Owner, Sonic Nuance Electronics
    I'm a fan of Basslines although I have not spent time with EMG or Bartolini pickups. (I have a Bartolini preamp which is very nice, so I'm willing to bet anything they touch is great). I have spent time with a cruddy 1980's Fender pickup and the Seymour Duncans blew it away.

    One thing you might consider is a good eq pedal (Boss GEB-7 or MXR 10band). This way you can really tweak your tone and not be at the mercy of only the pickup. Getting a nasal sound is easy this way too.

    Not sure why you want passives but the eq pedal route will make your signal path active if that is an issue for you.
  3. No4PCs

    No4PCs Guest

    Ok friend, i will look serious for the pedal equalizer too...

    For sure great tip to keep the tone strong and more rounded.

    Thank you very much.
  4. T-steve

    T-steve Guest

    Oct 22, 2007
    I'm really happy with the Dimarzio Split P that I put on a fretless P bass of mine.
    They do have a fairly high output, but they give me a great clean sound. They aren't that expensive, either.....
  5. I cant say I've played the others apart EMGs but that wasn't on a fender like bass. Basslines are sweet though, bought a neck one to stick into my ATK without thinking it's probably better with some kind of soapbar and gave it to a mate who has a jazz, the one on it's own made a massive difference, really nice deep midrange sound, not massive subby bass just really fat sounding but with plenty of definition. Plus there's Mark hoppus's bass tone which is awesome (even though he's a bit of a bellend) and he uses basslines. Generally really good and not too clean midrange sound with some depth.
  6. No4PCs

    No4PCs Guest

    Oh, thanks a lot friends. Very happy with your clarifications.