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Calling all bass humbuckers?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bigfeet, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. Looking for bass hum buckers, thought I'd look here before I do a bone head thing like get one made custom order.

    Thanks all
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Let's start with shape...P?, J?, etc. :)

    (or am I s'posed to know this? :confused: )
  3. General, any shape will do. I'm just interested in seeing the options actually.
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    yeee! :eek:

    It might have been easier to ask "what single coil pups are out there?" :)

    Most bass pups these days are h/b. Even a single-coil J type is
    meant to be used with another to act as a humbucker. Provided
    the other J is reverse-wound / reverse polarity :D

    Some h/b's of note...

    DiMarzio DP127 Split-P: Each section (E-A/D-G) is a humbucker.
    With a stereo jack on a P bass, things could get nutty.

    Bartolini Triple Coil MM types: A "dummy" coil in the middle allows
    bunches of hum-free wiring options.

    S/D Hot & Classic Stack, D/M Ultra J: Stand-alone, humbucking J types.

    Ric replacements: S/D and Bart offer h/b'ing neck and bridge models.

    ...and pretty much any shaped soapbar with dual coils can be a h/b.

    From the S/D glossary -
  5. Thanks allot notduane,
    Let me be a little more specific; I'm looking for humbucking pickups that I can wire the same way a Gibson ripper is. I like a high output, guitar like tone—sacrilegious as it may sound. Alcono type magnets get a tone I find more ideal. If I can find something close to it I may rewire the coils myself tighter and with more windings to increase the output.

    The Rio Grande powerbucker sounds pretty nice to me but could use a little more edge.
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    You got your hands on a Powerbucker? :eek: I've been meanin'
    to give those a whirl :D...in a Dean Rhapsody HBF. But then I
    realized the bass is a major P.O.S. and even a cool pup like an
    R/G Powerbucker can't make a silk purse out of it.

    For the ultimate in nastyness, I always thought the DiMarzio X2N-B
    (DP125) would do the trick...giant blade polepieces and an output
    of ~500mV. Pretty dang hot for a passive pup :).


    They're not listed in the official D/M catalog, but are still
    available. This site has `em with white or black bobbins -
  7. fremenblue


    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    I have an X2N-B, took it out of my Yammy Custom where they had it hiding under the pickguard rather like/unlike a Willpower One. I'd like to try it out in the bridge position in my Precision with probably Willpower One middle pups. I'm interested to see what I'll get. The other thing I'll do is drop in my Moses Graphite neck I've been saving for such a day.
  8. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Aren't Ripper's single coils in a soapbar case? Mine was. Definitely not humbucking.

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