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EMG J-pickups and MEC 18v preamp?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deano Destructo, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Fender & Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    Would this setup even work and does anyone know if the original MEC pickups in Thumb basses are passive or active ?:confused:
  2. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    i think that first you will have to change the preamp because i think that the preamp sucks

    i own a thumb bolt on and soon i will chaange the preamp for a emg and if still doesnt sound like i need to i will change the pickups for emg!

    emg are cool pick ups used by great players such victor w. les c. and others

    i own a bass that have emg p ups and from sounding horrible now it sound great!

    well that what im going to do

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