Best 5 string bass pick up for hard rock/ metal?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Kegmann666, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Kegmann666


    Oct 28, 2016
    Building my “dream” bass and looking for suggestions as to the best passive hard rock/ metal bass pickup (5 string) in everyone’s opinion...
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Get this one:

    Zen Blade 5
    and put it in this position:

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  3. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    Hey @Killed_by_Death it looks like you use the Blade. I'm curious, OK very curious about them. I'd like to replace the EMG stuff in my Schecter, & the Big Blades have my full attention. I've seen the Zen, but I'm curious about the Blades overall.

    The EMG stuff is low output, weirdly. Volume-wise, it might as well be passive! So I'm looking to bump it up. Thoughts/feedback/musings from Groong Tehp would be greatly appreciated!
  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    I would recommend EMG 40DC or DC-X, but you said passive. So perhaps Delano SBC?
  5. Kegmann666


    Oct 28, 2016
    Awesome! That is the position I was planning as well! Will do some research on it!!! Many thanks!!!