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Corvette 6 - replacing pick-ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Frank Martin, Jan 13, 2005.


  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Hello everyone!

    I'm thinking about replacing the pick-ups and electronics of my Corvette. Right now, they are just in the "thought" and "getting ideas and information" stage.

    The size of the pick-ups is 32 x 118 mm. Bart P4 shape, just with 2 screws.

    Tone I'm looking for: punchy with clearer, more defined lows. A bit more midrange, but retaining some of the original growl. Closer to the natural tone, how my bass sounds unplugged.

    Would be nice if it is double-coil - so I can add a series-parallel switch.

    What has worked best in your experience?
    I'm now most leaning towards a Bart P4 *Brighter* (I think) Dual-coil with OBP-3 combination

    Thanks in advance for all recommendations!
     
  2. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    You have the MECs I assume? I have a Thumb BO 6 with Seymour Duncan Basslines in it and they sound much nicer than the MECs in my opinion. Not as harsh on the high end, and a lot more defined and full on the low end. I think the Basslines are the same size as the ones you're replacing. I'd seriously look into a set of them.

    Jake
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Unfortunately, the ASB-I-6 are just a little bit bigger (they say "P4 shape", but its longer and wider than the P4 :rollno: )
     
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    To be exact,
    Bart P4: 1,25 x 4,65"
    SD ASB: 1,292 x 4,660"
     
  5. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    Ahh.. Sorry, poor assumption on my part.
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, yeah. If they even say "Bartolini P4 shape" :rollno:
    But it's size that matters, not shape!
    I mean, in this case ;)
     
  7. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Any other options?
    And if Bart, which one, Deep, Bright or Brightest?
    Could anyone please compare the tones of these?
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i got my vette 6 used, but it has barts

    with the mec pre and those barts, dude, my bass just sounds great.

    all i know is that they are the 4 coil models

    :)
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The quad-coils also have Deep, Bright and Brightest versions... I don't know how each sounds like... And of which do they say it gets Ws "wooly"?
    I'm a bit :confused: , as you see.