Has anybody tried out Aguilar Super Singles ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DrumsAndBass, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. DrumsAndBass

    DrumsAndBass Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    San Diego, CA
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I wish I could help you, unfortunatly not. Though I want to hear an answer as bad as you! :p
  3. Kephah


    Oct 1, 2006
    M-I-Z-Z-O-U !
    Ordered a set just waiting to refinish my bass and then its a full electronics upgrade. OBP 3 with Super Singles and full copper sheilding. Adding a tone knob to the regular 3 band setup too. I can't wait to finish this rebuild just need some warmer weather for a few days...
  4. Kephah I'm thinking of putting together something similar. Really looking forward to hearing your impressions of the super singles with an OBP3. Keep us updated.
  5. Kephah


    Oct 1, 2006
    M-I-Z-Z-O-U !
    Update for the three people that were interested. The Super Singles are really nice, it is taking some getting used to. I was used to a massive very complex low end sound when boosting the bass. The SS are just kinda UN-complex, don't get me wrong they are thunderous. The best way I can descibe the lower frequencies is the SS are like one big clap of thunder during a storm, where as the MK1s were more like rolling thunder-just layer upon layer of low frequency. Now the mids and high end are where things really shine for me now-the harmonics really jump out of the strings. This is with the same type of strings (SIT Nickles) and setup as before the reworking of the bass. It really is a totally new instrument now. The highs are so smooth and sweet not harsh and brittle like the MK1s were. One thing about adding the Tone control, if set up like the diagram on Best Bass Gear it is a Master Tone- it effects the Active and Passive modes. I was told by Best Bass Gear that it would only be effective in passive mode, but that isn't the case. Still it is very useable and it has added an almost infinite sound pallet to work with. Overall I am very very pleased withe these pickups and preamp.
  6. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    How do these compare to the Nordstrand Big Singles?
  7. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    I agree with your assessment good sir! I have a set in my Spector Forte SS and they are MASSIVE sounding. I have them wired active/passive in concert with an OBP-2. Just a touch of bass boost in active mode and they definitely bring the pain. They are a very mid-forward, articulate sounding pickup. Mids seem to be very organic and way more present than, say... a run of the mill single coil. In fact, I have to keep my bridge position pickup wound down a good amount because (to me) it can get almost too barky in the mids. Overall, I'm very happy with the Super Singles though.

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  8. Fitobass


    May 6, 2004
    Rincon, PR
    MTD Kingston - Bassist
    Any special shielding to get rid of single coil noise?
  9. htskltd91989


    Dec 12, 2016
    How did you wire them up? I can't seem to follow the diagrams provided - they don't match up!