DeLano Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BeefJerky, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. BeefJerky


    Jul 10, 2009
    Denton, Texas
    What can you guys tell me about Delano bass pickups?
    Any experiences with them?
    How did they sound?
    I'm interested in them.
  2. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
    I have found a few threads on here regarding them and they seem to give big thumbs up regarding them. I only mention the other posts as I've been combing for the same info as well and not for snarky "do a search" purposes.:p

    I'm buying a pair later this month when the funds hit my wallet.
    I want to get those big pole Jazz pickups.:bassist: JMVC 4 FE/M2
    Here is a review on them here on TB

    Will post about my experience as soon as I spend a week with them installed.
  3. BeefJerky


    Jul 10, 2009
    Denton, Texas
    Hey man thanks a lot!
    I'll be reading these
  4. jamesie


    Jan 11, 2009

    i use the jc4 he/m2 in the jag and i`m very satisfied with the delanos and i`m very picky - in the jag they sound like vintage (fenderish) goes modern but in a good way at least for me - and - you must always try the pickups (does not matter which brand or type) in your bass and play with them, otherwise you don`t know how they are for you

    but at the end of the day - and there are many good brands of pickups out - in my opinion the delanos are one of the best you can get :)
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I have 2 basses with Delanos... best pickups I've ever owned / used.
  6. BeefJerky


    Jul 10, 2009
    Denton, Texas
    What do you like about them?
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    how they sound... simple as that.

    They have deep lows, strong mids, clear highs... highly sensitive and grab every nuance of your playing.
  8. psychotiger


    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
  9. shriekback


    Nov 25, 2007
    Eugene, OR

    What models do you use? Would your description hold for all of them or just a few in particular?

  10. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    I received today the delano pickups I ordered for my jaguar.
    Can't wait to try them :hyper:

    I bought directly from delano's website and the transaction went perfectly and it was shipped very fast
  11. psychotiger


    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    Any chance you could post soundclips once you get them installed?
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I have the the MM style in my 7 and a PJ set in my Destroyer. They are all the large MM style ferrous polepieces and yes, my description holds for all of what I've used.
  13. I wish there was a place that had sound clips of all the P pups side by side. kind of strange to me that this is not done more - even by manufacturers. the pup is such a huge part of the tone and relatively complicated change to make (not like swapping a pedal on your board).

    I took a chance w/ 1/4 lb's on my jazz V and lucked out - but if I didnt like them it would have really sucked!

    the delano's look nice. i'm gassing for a warmoth P and seriously considering them. . .
  14. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    Yes, I'll try to post some clips once the pickups are installed.
    It will certainly be videos on youtube.
    I had found this:
  15. sears


    Aug 7, 2005
    ec, md
    I put a passive Delano in my 73 P since the original pickup had D and G strings that were softer than the rest. I'm completely satisfied.

    The only soundclip I can give you is track 4 at You can definitely hear the very-slightly-compressed bass when it comes in. Bass recorded direct, Labella Deep Talkin' strings.
  16. I know I'm digging up an old thread but I just can't get past this comment.

    Replaced a pickup on a vintage P because the two higher strings were softer than the two lower? Ever heard of a screwdriver?:confused: Please tell me there was a wiring issue or something.:eyebrow:
  17. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    They are simply incredible...

    I have both:
    JMVC 4 FE/M2
    JC 4 HE/M2

    their precised, clear, deep but still round and warm...

    I'm using nordstrand for vintage tone but for everything else it's delano.

    I'm selling my JC 4 HE/M2 to get the money for my coming set of Xtender pickups... If i wasn't that curious about the xtender i would definitely keep them

    I've post a review in the TB review section
  18. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Something could have happened to the magnet on the D/G half of the split pickup.