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Changing my mec's

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by akajuve400g, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. akajuve400g


    May 22, 2000
    I have a warwick corvette 5 str active. I just want to know if it would be worth it to replace it with a EMG-J set. I have also heard Bart p2's are good but they are a little outta my price range.
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    You have to replace both the Pickups and the Preamp. That way you will have a HUGE difference in tone.
    The problem is that the MEC electronics get very muddy or extremely harsh, there is no real control to me.
    The pickups sound thin and compressed, thats why you have to replace both things.

    Emg´s will sound a lot better, but will have a similar sound, as the MEC´s were modeled after the EMG´s

    Barts are another story, PASSIVE and an ACTIVE Preamp, so you can have some versatility there.

    But my choice, BASSLINES, and they are quite affordable I think.

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