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fretless pick ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by citizen, Jul 2, 2003.


  1. citizen

    citizen

    Jan 24, 2003
    FRANCE,paris
    Plesase, i m looking for buying two gecko 6, and also one fretless.

    is there a difference for a fretless bass, and what bassline pick ups would be better?
     
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Don't know for sure, but mwah comes out on a fretless when you boost the 800 to 1kHz range. I would recommend a set of pickups that does not scoop the mids out.
     
  3. Billi B....so then...what would be a recommendation for pick up?

    I'm dying to know...in fact I'm thinking of
    posting a message re the same.

    I have been digging everywhere in talkbass
    and can't seem to find my answer.

    Give me some suggestions on good
    or what would be good pickups.
    One that won't scoop the mids out.

    Thanks in advance

    Vern
    bassplayer60
     
  4. KeithPas

    KeithPas

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    Check out Bartolini's website. They have all of the specs for their pickups on their site along with the different types they carry.
     
  5. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Personally, I've never had to select pups for a fretless. However, I'll ask a couple of fretless-savvy friends.
     
  6. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    I don't know pickups, but I certainly know that you get a lot more mwah out of a bridge pickup than one closer to the neck. So whatever you do, be sure the fretless you're buying has a near-bridge pickup!

    That having been said, note that BillyB and I are talking about the Jaco "mwah" tone. If you are looking for a different kind of tone, what we've said here may not apply to you.