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Changing pick-ups for first time

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by sk8erchild420, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. I have been playing bass for about 6 months and recently ntoced how bad my pick ups are sounding, under the advice of a friend i decided to change them, but i don't know what to change them to. I play an Ibanez gsr200. I don't know what will sound good and what will fit. please help!!!
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    It's a P and J setup, right? Those are standard sizes. You
    wanna' make sure you get a "bridge" model J.

    Lotsa' companies makes P+J replacement sets -- Bartolini,
    Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, EMG, RioGrande, to name
    a few. It depends on what tone you're after / your style.

    You can "mix `n match" too...a Bart P and a DiMarzio J,
    for instance. But you run the risk of a mis-match if one pup
    is hotter than the other.

    I'm real happy with a DiMarzio Split P I put on my cheapie fretless.
    I figure a good J add-on would be a (d/m) Ultra-Jazz. It has the
    same output as the Split P (even match). I think there's another
    TB'r with this setup.

    d'ohh! :p Welcome to TB
  3. But it is possible to cancel this out with resistors, although this will lower your total volume
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    soitenly :)
  5. just wanted to say that because you didn't :cool:

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