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Dual Humbucker basses: what are my choices?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nunk6, May 5, 2001.


  1. nunk6

    nunk6

    Jul 29, 2000
    im looking for basses that are currently in production that have a dual humbucker setup.
    i'm familiar with 'spector' and the 'toby pro'....... not too many... any ideas?
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Yamaha RBS-765A, their John Myung, and their BBG, for starters.
     
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Gibson?

    But seriously, can't the G&L 2500 be used as one?
     
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Far too many to list. Whats the price range?
     
  5. NeoTrotskyist

    NeoTrotskyist

    Apr 2, 2001
    i think that Epiphone EB-3's are dual humbucker. and they are pretty affordable (~$450, i think). Jack Bruce used to use the original Gibson version, too.
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Pedulla, Lakland, Sadowsky, etc.

    Oh, what the hell. Here's a few.

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  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sadowsky's use J's. Either his own or EMG J's & 40 J's. He'll probably put any pup you want in a bass, though.

    I like Spector NS USA &/or CR, G&L L-2000, L-2500 & ASAT bass, Fender Roscoe Beck 5 Modulus w/EMG 40 DC's or Barts, Pedulla.
     
  9. jbass27

    jbass27

    May 4, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    There is always Wal!
    Reverend Brad Houser is similar to the Fender Roscoe Beck with the Reverend body and 35" scale, although I haven't played it yet, it seems similar, anyway. There are tons of basses out there with dual humbuckers. Just depends on what you want to spend to get it.
     
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Steinberger
    Ibanez
    Music Man (Sabre)

    Will C.:cool:
     
  11. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Really? These pickups look suspiciously similar to the humbuckers in my Spector...of course, this is a 5-string...
     
  12. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Schecter? Dean? Ibanez?

    I think there's more companies that use dual humbucker than ones that don't.
     
  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    When looking for dual humbucking basses, one should never be confused by soapbars - not all soapbars hide humbuckers beneath them.
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    What Roger uses in his 24 fret 5 string is the EMG 40 J. It is in the same casing as the 40 DC (in your Sprctor) but it's a J pick up in the casing. Sound GREAT. But it's not a humbucker.

    Taken from the EMG site:

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  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Besides the aforementioned, Modulus, Zon, Peavey Cirrus, G bass, Fury 5 & 6, Gibson Thunderbird, Ibanez BTB, Cort Artisan, Ken Smith, there are tons of dual humbucker basses out there.

    What price range and tone are you looking for?
     
  16. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Nino, actually, he uses both. If you check the website, youll find a bunch that have humbuckers under the soap casing.
     
  17. nunk6

    nunk6

    Jul 29, 2000
    thanks for the suggestions everyone

    price isnt really an issue in this case as ill be saving up for it over the summer- although i should say that i dont care how it looks and want to avoid spending money on fancy looking woods, and triple gold plated diamond hardware, etc.

    -what's important to me are two things
    sound and feel
    im looking for a deep and defined tone, with punch (im using it in a heavy groove band)

    and as far as feel im looking for a neck that is thicker (ibanez SR being too thin) and something that will stay in tune!
    about those necks; are all basses made in the korean cor-tek factories as flimsy as the ibanez?!
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    No. It's due to their thin profile and poor grade maple.

    For example: Corts have very stable necks, particularly the wenge necked Artisan series, the Curbow by Cort line has pretty stable necks, the Conklin Groove Tools have very stable necks, just to name a few.