Choosing between the SB-1 and the LB-100

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ricky Rioli, May 27, 2021.

  1. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
    I just came across this very nice clear pickup demo video which really showed me why I like the sound of the MFD split pickup so much.

    The video goes seamlessly through a cycle of G&L -> Fender -> DiMarzio -> Ken Smith × 3 (finger/pick/slap) I must admit, I didn't pay much attention to the middle section, and skipped the last.... :angel:

    To my tastes, the MFD combines the cut of the DiMarzio with the firmness of the Ken Smith ... which leaves no space for traditional Alnico sound which I always think of as a looser, more throaty sound

    To me, who always found the Precision sound a little hollow, it's a really complete, rich tone.... but I can see that someone with different tastes, who likes the spaces in the traditional sound, might find it overly persistent, a bit lacking in subtlety or variety.

    I do like that 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II as well! Lovely.
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  2. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
    PS for a demo of how turning down the volume on the MFD split coil changes the character, listen from 2'50" to 3'10" here:

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