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EMG or Bartolini

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bardolph, Jul 28, 2002.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I play a hollow bodied fender precision with split P-pickups and an acoustic pickup on the bridge. The P-pickups say Fender-Lace Sensor and most likely came with the bass and I want to replace them. The bass sounds very mellow and woody. I want a punchier and brighter tone with some nice high end too. What are your reccomendations?
     
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    You just named EMG with that description.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  3. RyKnoz

    RyKnoz

    Dec 22, 2001
    NYC
    Nick man said it, you just described the emgs' as what you want.
    PEACE!
     
  4. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    how much could I get an emg p pickup for? I've looked around but I don't know what they usually go for.
     
  5. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    call or email the big online dealers
    Basscentral.com
    Bassnw.com (although if you email they'll just tell you to call)

    then call around locally and see if you can find it somewhere close to you.
     
  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
  7. jankjo

    jankjo

    May 22, 2002
    Definitly EMG. I just bought some barts to replace my EMGs because they were too punchy and bright, I was looking for a warmer woodier tone.
     
  8. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Well that's kinda funny now isn't it
     
  9. jankjo

    jankjo

    May 22, 2002
    ironic even :D
     
  10. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Just got my EMG p set for $50 new in box. Found 'em on Ebay, told the guy a flat $50, and he bit. The box still had the $115 price tag on it. Be patient if you can.
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    My reccomendation would be to look for a brighter, punchier second bass.

    You're trying to fight the natural sound of your bass with pickups and I'd bet it's a fight you'll lose. Then again, you will end up with an extra set of pickups.

    You can get bright, no problem. Punch is where you'll probably pull up short. If the gamble seems worth it, go for Barts and use them with the piezo.
     
  12. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Thanks for your advice but I really can't afford another bass. I've got about $200 and I'm just looking for a different sound out of my bass. Do you really think that EMGs wouldn't be a good idea for an AE bass? By the way the piezo pickup sucks =P
     
  13. I don't see anyone who said something like that...

    Well EMGs are probably the right thing for the kind of sound you want
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    On this bass? I guess it could happen.
     
  15. Saint

    Saint

    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    I agree. I paid under $50.00 for both my EMG-P pickups after shopping patiently on eBay. nothing wrong with used EMG's either, so long as they're in good condition. The only thing is, IMHO you're better off spending additional money on one of the EMG EQ's (e.g. BQS, BTC, BTS, etc.) and that can bring the total price tag up to $100.00 or more.
     
  16. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I still plan on getting emgs but I know one reason why my bass sounded so dead now. I recently found out that the strings haven't been changed in about 5 or 6 years :D
     
  17. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas

    That could be the solution!;)