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Give me some advice

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by tramp, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. tramp


    Mar 5, 2004
    South Louisiana
    I have an '87 SB 1. About 18 years ago, I took the origional pickups off and put some active emgs on it. I am thinking about putting the origional pickups back on. I like the punchyness of the emgs and I don't remember what the origional pickups sounded like. Any suggestions would be appreciated.:meh:
  2. ljazz


    Dec 10, 2002
    Cookeville, TN
    My '87 SB1 is quite versatile.... vol and tone cranked, it's very grindy/punchy. As you roll back the vol and tone, you start to get a more traditional pbass tone. I used to contemplate putting an EMG in mine (about 21 years ago), but then I discovered how much the tone changed as you rolled off a bit of volume...... I haven't been able to put it down since. Another thing I've noticed is that it's mellowed as the years have gone by...... very sweet indeed.

  3. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    I recently traded my '86 SB-1, partly due to the fact that the original MFD pickups had been replaced. (Not with EMG's) I have split coil pickups in a Peavey P bass and I have G&L MFD's on a Fender P. They are both good, but I like the MFDs better.

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