Enfield Bass guitar pickup system explained

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Mar 9, 2010.


  1. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Here is Martin Sims explaining the Enfield pickup system in detail.


     
  2. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Tasty, I would really like to test drive one for about a month.
     
  3. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    very cool in deed
     
  4. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    wow
     
  5. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    5 demo's. Only one fingerstyle... and that one's super aggressive.

    I guess the only 4 out of 5 Enfield buyers are expected to be slappers.


    I wish more bass builders would provide 'realistic' real world tone demo's.... really.


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  6. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    They are real world tone demo's. They just happen to be slapping.

    There are more demo's coming.


    For now here's Hugh McDonald with Bon Jovi.

    :)

     
  7. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    They kind of threw the KISS principle out the window.
     
  8. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    The LEDs are really cheesy IMO.
     
  9. The pickup selection options are so many that I think the LED's do a good job of helping show just where the bass is set.

    Cudos to Enfield for being so innovative.
     
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Man, I'm digging a lot of the tones there, and I seen a 6er one on the NAMM vid, very much gassy now.....
     
  11. steubig

    steubig

    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca
    cool idea. very intensive electronics, i'd wager.

    thanks for showing.

    see the pic i've put in here: 6-coil pickup made for me by nordstrand.

    front four coils are p-bass wind, back two coils are j-bass wind.

    all passive, uses a 5-position rotary switch and 3-position toggle switch to get 11 combinations, including split p and reverse split p.
     
  12. Stealth

    Stealth

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Very cool stuff, steubig! Carey really knows how to deliver odd yet effective combinations. :D
     
  13. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Jauqo, you frustrate me. No matter how hard I try, I just can't hate you. You always inform me of new, innovative gear and do so in a polite and informational manner.

    WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?!

    :)

    Thanks for the thread, dude! *thumbs up*
     
  14. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    :)
     
  15. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Oh, its easy, just think of all the gas and spent cash, and watch that red mist decend...... ;) :D
     
  16. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I actually remember trying this pickup at NAMM. It was a bit strange to look at, but pretty darn versatile.
     
  17. steubig

    steubig

    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca
    mike cooper (head pikcup dude in the nordstrand custom shop) and i designed it based on carey's basic pickup designs and then carey helped us fine-tune it.

    i think it kills.
     
  18. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti

    Feb 12, 2006
    Singapore
    I was asked to act as translator in a local bass shopw in Madrid, Spain. I spent all the day with Martin Sim and the many bassists looking at his Super 8 basses.

    I was really surprised by the quality of his basses and evrsatility with the Super 8 pickups. The attention of details also to the the wood is excellent. Net a very quality bass and I'm thinking of buying one. Only thing that makes me thingis whether I take a bit hit if I decided to sell it becuase I don't fall in love with it over time. But if you need a versatile high quality bass, that one might fit the bill well.

    I have no affiliation with Einfield by the way!
     
  19. Hopper

    Hopper

    Sep 24, 2008
    London
    Slapperdy slapperdy clank clank clank.... :meh:
     
  20. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti

    Feb 12, 2006
    Singapore
    Not this as 1:00 and until 1:30



    I like it....
     
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