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Cheapest bass you've ever put aftermarket pickups in.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Two-Spirit, Dec 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

  1. 23F94510-164E-483E-9DBB-B20EE0154779. I put the older stacked humbucker Fender noiseless pups into my $129 Barracuda jazz bass. It made it a lot quieter (and I can solo pups without noise) but they sound kinda dull and dumb. The pups cost more than the bass iirc.
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  2. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Deptford, NJ
    Ibanez SG300. Replaced pups with Bartolini. Love!
  3. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    My $75 Teisco sports a pair of Bartolini 9CBJD Jazz picups, and an Audere preamp.

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  4. Used Squier Vintage Modified P off Craigslist $65. Fender Original '62 PU's. $65. Cleaned it up, set it up, result being a great playing and sounding Precision. total cost $130.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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  5. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    A P/J Quarter Pounder set and stacked knobs in a Squier Jaguar Short Scale Bass.

    It was a great, monstrous sounding bass, even with the horrible stock strings. I ended up selling it to a friend in order to give myself some cash in hand before leaving on a 5 week tour.

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    BASSKADET Gold Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    Geezers on my Fender Noir. Big Difference. FENDER NOIR 015.JPG
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  7. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I paid JohnK to mount a pair of '63 ThunderBuckers in a Squier Jaguar. I called it the ThunderJag. ;) Fantastic neck on that thing!

  8. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Totally worth it. I put an SD Antiquity and and old Rio Grand(I think?) in my $100 SQ Bullet..now it’s just down to a single single coil.
    56E909CA-D340-45D3-8C80-9DDDE2240538. BB443B3C-B5F1-4FA1-852F-448A43873193.
  9. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    $250 American Standard Jazz V circa 2008 (yes I got a good deal on it earlier this year). Franlins = awesome
  10. Nebula24


    Nov 23, 2017
    Norman, OK
    A new guild bisonic in my used epi eb0.
    Probably a thunderblade (mooooore chrome!) or mm style in bridge position one day.

    *only bass ive modded...only bass i have...
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  11. Did it make a large difference?
  12. Lardass5000

    Lardass5000 Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2016
    I put EMGs in a Fodera Monarch and it still sucked
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  13. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    Dimarzios in a Squier Affinity jazz.
  14. 58kites

    58kites Save a life....adopt a Pitbull

    Oct 21, 2014
    Austin Texas
    I put EMG GZR's into this $40 Peavey (made in USA) Fury.
    The USA Peaveys have great necks.
  15. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Picked up a Squier VM Cab. off CL for $120. Put in a TV Jones Thunderblade. Pickup cost more than the bass but now it sounds as nice as it plays.
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  16. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Squier vintage modified fretless jazz ($240 new) with Aguilar J-HCs (already had them though). Nice and quiet now, sound great passive.
  17. DiMarrzio J-bass pick ups on a Fender Squire fretless. A poor man's Jaco bass...try it...it works!
  18. Barden twin tone humbucker in Epiphone Les Paul Jr. with push pull tone pot. Grover rotomatics. Cool little guitar.
  19. That's the same linoleum tile I have in my basement.

    Matter of fact that looks like some of the same crap I have in my basement.

    Wait, are you in my basement?

  20. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Do you have the knotty pine walls too? lol
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