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best looking pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    which pickups do you think looks the best? i personally think P and J pickups all look really bad. yes i said look not sound :p
    i also think Strat pickups look bad

    however i think MM pickups are very nice. so are covered soapbars.

    what do you guys think?
  2. not going into the wood covered pickups

    I really like the look of MM pickups with huge open poles, and the pickup on Ibanez ATK basses just looks cool :) (sounds **** hot too! )
  3. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA

    Definitely my favorite pickup visually.
  4. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    These look pretty cool too. (Similar to the MM fat poles)

    Delano Pickups:

  5. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    wood? cool....never heard of/seen them before
  6. Dark Stars.


    Purdy, purdy, purdy.
  7. depends on the bass...on some basses, they look purdy ugly, too.

    They'd look ridiculous on a Jazz, they look great on a P-bass.

    My favourite looking pickup is the Nordie Big singles on a Jazz. They looking at them, they seem to scream..."I SOUND HUGE!!!!"
  8. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I love the look of dual coil pickups, like nordstrands, aeros, and some seymour duncans.
  9. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    EMG's take the cake for me. Simple, yet amazing.

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    You get ones with the top covering like that, sorry for stealing the pic Jean, but its damned purteh!


    That replacement on that ATK is damned purteh too, bet it sounds ace aswell!
  11. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I hate the looks of covered pickups...so plain...blargh!! :spit:

    Well...I really like that Delano P with giant poles and the Dimarzio P with dual blades
  12. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Bartolinis and pickups with big pole pieces like the SD Quarter Pounder's and MusicMan's huge humbucker.
  13. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    MusicMan Stealth Bongo Pickups
    Black pole pieces :cool:
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Any cream Dimarzio.
  15. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Gotcha covered. Just give me a sec...
  16. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    F Bass!

  17. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    A big heartfelt NO WAY to wood covers - they're sick and an offence against nature.

    Cream pickups aren't anywhere near as bad, but I still don't dig them myself.

    I like EMGs - no pole pieces, plain black, little silver logo. Nice.
  18. Wal pickups are just sexy.


    Covered MM pickups I love as well.

    And ofcourse...


  19. I always thought these were pretty nice....
  20. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Not only does he make the covers match the bodies, F Bass makes the pickups themselves and they sound great.
    Both hands up for wood coverd pickups (if they're done like that.)
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