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Bright and high output MM stingray replacement pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by citizenkane, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. citizenkane


    Feb 7, 2009
    Any ideas ubout it? Think Lane Poor (already discontinued), or Bartolini MMX but with higher output, and rather PASSIVE.
    - Need a growly high output rock'n'roll sound, that shakes the house + cuts thru the mix like a razor.
    - I play in a progressive rock band with 2 guitars and 2 basses including me.
  2. Seymour Duncan Basslines SMB-4D.
  3. Seconded. Exactly what you're looking for. I'd combine it with their preamp.
  4. lorenk


    Apr 8, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    whaaaa? please do enlighten me on why there are two basses!

    and i dunno what pup is used in my MTD kingson artist but it definately fits your description. i know, i didnt help much since i dont know... sowwy :(
  5. citizenkane


    Feb 7, 2009
  6. Lead and rythmn bass, it can work pretty well
  7. depalm


    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Nordstrand MM4.2
  8. lorenk


    Apr 8, 2008
    Bend, Oregon

    ah that does make sense, and sounds pretty rad too! Thanks! :)

    PS citizenkane the bass(es) tones sound really great together.
  9. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    I have a Duncan SMB-4A in my Clement and I love it.

    However, I have mine running through a Bart pre so I really cant say for sure how it would sound running passive.

    Love the tone though, and it cuts through 2 guitars pretty well!
  10. parsons


    Feb 22, 2008
    + another. I have it in my stingray and its the sound youre after.
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  12. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    I'm interested in this too. I have been leaning toward a John East BTB preamp, mainly for the "vintage" stingray design as well as a sweepable mid. Any ideas how this would compare to the SD or Delano's (I've researched them as well, just looking for opinions).

    BTW, my reason for replacing the p/u or pre is somewhat different. I find the stingray a bit thin, particularly during guitar solos, and while it's got low mids and bass frequencies out the yin-yang, it's really lacking the upper mids. I play in a band with just one guitar player, myself, and drums.

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