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  1. I was wondering if anyone here thinks it would be possible to rip the Pup out of a New Peavey Fury Bass and replace it with a real musicman pup? Also how much do they go for? The bass is about $300. Also Would I have to buy a new Pre-Amp? Thanks...
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Possible, maybe. Practical, maybe not. The pickup in the Fury II is a different size and shape than the Music Man, so routing would be required. Also, the Fury pickup is active, I believe the MM is passive. Do you not like the sound of the stock pickup?
     
  3. I dont really lide the sound of the bass and was really looking for the cheapest way to get something that just sounds similar to the stingray. the feel of the bass is o.k. but i want a bass that sounds the same...
     
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The cheapest way is probably to find a used Stingray. I have no idea if the Peavey pre-amp is compatible with the Stingray pup. You can, however, get a Carvin with a Stingray-type pup in the bridge position. I don't know if it sounds like a Stingray.

    Seymour Duncan makes a complete replacement of the Stingray pickup and electronics. It seems to get good reviews.

    Or maybe, someone who is using the SD or Bartolini pickup and/or electronics in their Stingray will sell you the stock stuff.

    Also, Subway Guitars sells a bass they call the Subraze which is a direct copy of the Stingray. Try http://www.fatdawg.com and check 'em out. They seem to be assembled from quality parts.
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Are you talkin' about the Peavey "Fury II" 4-string?
    http://www.peavey.com/mi/fury_ii.html

    If so, the RioGrande "Powerbucker" MIGHT work ~
    http://riograndepickups.com/images/pg9_powerbucker.gif
    Besides the "drop-in-ability", another consideration would be string spacing.
    The specs on the Fury II indicate a 1-1/2" nut (standard J width).
    These things are sold in sets (neck or bridge).
    This might actually give you some more flexibility.
    They LIST for $130 each.

    If it DOES fit, I guess the next question is what to do with all those pots?
    Keep the preamp? Go passive and replace 2 of `em with coil switches?

    As far as soundin' like a Stingray...I can't say.
    Maybe there's somebody out there with an old Robin bass
    that just ain't postin' ~
    http://www.robinguitars.com/b_page2.jpg
    http://www.robinguitars.com/a_page4.jpg

    There's also make a 5-string version ~
    http://riograndepickups.com/images/pg10_powerbucker.gif
    ($150 each).

    [Edited by notduane on 12-31-2000 at 07:14 PM]