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G&L SB-1 pickup replacement?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by deepestend, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I’m about to get a 1985 SB-1 with a Schaller P pickup in it. I definitely want to replace it. I know that it’s all subjective, but any suggestions on what to replace it with? I’ve got an L-2000 and a warmoth/moses Franken-Jazz with Barts—I’m looking for more of a warm vintage sound to round things out. The guitarist I play with has a hollow-body Telecaster and we play country rock. Any suggestions? I’m thinking Fralin or Nordstrand.
  2. to help your search you need to ask yourself

    "what is it that I don't like about my current sound?"
    "what sound am I looking for?"
    "can I achieve it with a particular pickup?" If not.."what do I need to do to get that sound?"

    just suggesting a brand of pickup will not help your quest without knowing a whole lot more information.