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change my pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by x182, Apr 8, 2004.


  1. x182

    x182

    Mar 22, 2004
    would you guys recommend changing the active pickups in my yamaha bbg4sii?

    change to what?

    and why or why not?

    thanks.
     
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland

    Well, you say change to what and why/why not.

    Are you satisfied with your sound?

    Is there some certain sound that you are looking for?

    If you tell us, then we can probably help you better.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    What Ivar said...

    plus, what don't you like about the current sound?
     
  4. x182

    x182

    Mar 22, 2004
    well if tho it has a preamp which i love.

    i can't get nuf growl out of it. the tone isn't the deep thump i like.
     
  5. x182

    x182

    Mar 22, 2004
    or what would i need for a slap sound similiar to ernie balls?

    keep in mind they have to be active soapbar pickups
     
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    what size are the pickups? There are different soapbar sizes, so I'll need to know that before narrowing it down. But the two mfr's who make active soapbar pickups are EMG and Seymour Duncan.
     
  7. x182

    x182

    Mar 22, 2004
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Well, the Barts aren't active so if you must have active soapbars then the EMG's are the only option I know of.

    The good thing about the EMG40 range is that you can choose from different coil combinations (P/J etc) in the same soapbar casing.