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Dual Humbuckers? UpDate

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by db59, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:21 PM.

  1. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006

    a long time ago, I owned an early 80s Carvin LB60 that had guitar pickups...It was thinner, of course, but sounded decent enough...Ive always been a "flat-as-possible-EQ/let-volume/power-fill-the-space" player so just some moderate boosting of EQ was the perfect fix for me...Thanks for the headsup: I am actively searching for a BXB
  2. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA

    Best part is that each pickup can be set to single coil or humbucking.
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  3. warwick.
    Warwick Corvette $$
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  4. Luigir


    Mar 15, 2018
    I second the G&L L2000 too

    It works in active and passive mode. Actually all the controls work in passive mode too.

    The knobs are :
    1. volume;
    2. treble cut;
    3. bass cut.
    The toggles are:
    1. Pickup selector: neck, both, bridge;
    2. Pickup coil connection: series (bass boost), parallel; *
    3. Passive, active and active with more treble toggle.
    *For the USA one you can ask for the so called SCM AKA Single Coil Mode option which adds the single coil selection. In the single coil mode the closest coil to the neck and the closest coil to the bridge are activated giving you a jazz bass like configuration. Clearly you can still use the first toggle to choose the pickups you want to use.

    In the picture you see an American one that sells for around 2k. You could look at the Tribute AKA Indonesian one that's one third of the price.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 12:49 AM
  5. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    ...Thunderbird VI?

  6. K-2


    Nov 30, 2016
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    IMG_0138.JPG Sire M2 - for the price you get a lot of bass!
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  7. Dabndug


    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    For something completely different: Rickenbacker 4004
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  8. BurtMacklinFBI


    Apr 3, 2018
    EBMM Bongo. Such a great sounding and easy to play bass. Or if you consider P pickups humbuckers, my current main squeeze the Yamaha Attitude 3. IMO the Attitude isn’t as visually pleasing as an EBMM and has a chunkier neck that may take some getting used to, but the tone is positively unreal.
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  9. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Latvia, Riga
    Power of equality.
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Don't confuse humbuckers with soapbars. You can stick an impressive humbucker in a J shell and some soapbars are capable of single-coil. It becomes a matter of aesthetics and personal tastes.

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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  11. TheBear

    TheBear Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Probably my best experiences with dual humbuckers would be my Mike Lull T5. Mike did a great job nailing that Thunderbird sound with these...too bad I can’t bond with the 35” scale:
  12. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    Don't forget about stacked humbies. Physically they look exactly like the single coil.
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  13. Turbo Sparky

    Turbo Sparky Supporting Member

    May 14, 2018
    South Eastern U.S.
    IMO your shopping is done. EBMM 2018 Stingray Special. Just decide on a color; Jet Black goes with everything.
    Probably one of a select few that is priced right, sounds like a million bucks, and IMO sets a new benchmark for the bass industry. While I love my other 2 Stingrays (5H, and 4HH), my 2018 4HH relegates them to "back-ups." Yes, IMO, it's that good.
    Good luck.
  14. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    I think you are right!!!!
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  15. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
  16. Here's my Yamaha TRBX505:

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  17. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    The stingray special is really special. It has the quickest neck I have ever played. And a very versatile tone selection.
  18. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    The only bass that makes me want to augment my Blacktop Jazz P/P is a G&L L2000 (or 2500).
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  19. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    This one’s for sale.

    308B14A3-DA85-452F-8F47-1E313526B653. 5E32B2FC-E12C-4B7A-9633-A9E04F2EAAC7.
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  20. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Les Paul bass.
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