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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by richspillberg, Mar 9, 2013.
Any info at all would be awesome! Can't seem to find a single thing on this piece.
Looks like an eighties Shadow pickup... I must admit, I've never seen this model before...
Says it right on the the pickup.
You wont find that model on their site, as they don't make electric bass pickups any longer.
Looks like a DiMarzio copy.
OP, do you know what it came out of? I'm curious about that pickguard.
I know that I've seen a bass with a Shadow pickup on it, can't remember when or where though. I do remember that it struck me as a thunderous thing.
It's not often I say this, but aesthetics-wise, that pickup is awesome! It's like a naked-coil guitar humbucker, but with the appropriate pole piece layout for a bass. I think a pair of those would be great on the right Les Paul bass.
+1 look at that thick wire unless that's some sort of jacket?
The early BC Rich basses had pickups that looked just like that. The they went to the DiMarzio Ps.
If you get a Schaller Bassbucker and remove the cover it looks like that too.
Definitely an improvement over the soap bars they toss in them now!
The pickguard has me thinking Dan Armstrong, can't think of anything else that would be that minimal. What is it???
Edit: just looked at pictures of the Armstrong Lucite bass, the guard runs past and over the pickup. Bah!
If you like tiny little poles.
I think something like this would be better.
"SHADOW" is a German brand as far as I remember ...
It was extablished in the 1980s ...
Shadow wanted to be a "cheap" (but very good quality) alternative to US pickups.
Remember how expensive the Dollar was in the 1980s (in Europe) ...
So, Shadow tried to copy DiMarzio (much more popular than SD in the 1980s in Germany!!!) in the 1980s.
I think "Shadow" has always been a brand of Schaller (yes; the extreme quality German machine heads).
Maybe they bought it - but 70% that Shadow has always been Schaller ...
... by the way ...
In most parts of Germany, "Schaller" has NO "rolling Hitler R" or pronounced "English R (Right)" in German!!!
The "er" is more pronounced like the "a" before (or an "open a").
Like "Shala-la-la-la ..." > Shala / Shulla / Hitla ...
Even if Schaller is known for best quality ...
Shadow was know forgood pickups (much better than Japanese in the early 1980s)
BUT the US brands always were No.1! It was like driving a Volkswagen or a Porsche ...
(and it bassically never changed! (Music) Pickups from the US are still No.1 in Germany! Okay; Delano, but ...)