Drop-in PU (or rewind) for Kramer 250B

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bruiser Stone, Jan 6, 2020.


  1. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    Tennessee
    The question was asked several years ago: Kramer Pickup Upgrades

    Rather than necro the above thread, I’m hoping time and a fresh start will yield a few more suggestions.

    According to Fralin’s FAQ page, they don’t do humbucker rewinds unless I misunderstand. A rewind would be ideal as I do not want to cut wood if it is avoidable, and I love the tone but would like more output.

    Failing finding someone who can rewind it, if a drop-in replacement exists, or if someone could custom build something tonally as close as possible, I have an interest.

    I understand from another TB post that Mike Dirnt used his 250B in “Longview.” That’s a good target.
    https://www.talkbass.com/threads/im-looking-for-mike-dirnts-longview-sound-what-eq-setting-should-i-use.364906/%3famp=1549404222


    I can take pics later today or tomorrow after work if it would help.

    Thx
     
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  2. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Hello. If it were mine, I would ask Curtis Novak first. He might be willing and able to make a drop-in replacement pickup that had higher output, but was otherwise sonically faithful to the original.
     
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  3. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    Tennessee
    This is very helpful. Thx for the suggestion. I’m receptive to more ideas, but I will start here.
     
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  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
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  5. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    Tennessee
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  6. Curtis Novak came to mind 1st for me as well. I think he actually enjoys doing the not so run of the mill rewinds with stellar results by most accounts.

    Ben Lindsey is another , but I haven’t seen any recent activity from him so not sure if he’s still in the business.

    Ever popular Seymour Duncan at one time was open for custom rewinds. Solid rep there too.

    Just checked out Sentell’s web site. Wow. Pretty impressive selection of classic style pickups. Would definitely put them on my short list.
     
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  7. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    Our Custom Shop absolutely does rewinds, from returning to stock to something completely different.
     
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  8. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    Tennessee
    You should have a PM from me.
     
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