Help With Replacement Pickups/Electronics for Warwick

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AndyMan, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. AndyMan

    AndyMan Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 17, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Hey all--

    I would greatly appreciate some suggestions on pups/eq replacements for my Warwick Dolphin Pro I 4 string. It's a great bass-a '98 with Boire Rosewood body/brass just a nut, etc. Classic Wick before the changed up with cheaper woods, etc.

    The problem is the bass has the stock MEC 9 volt eq and MEC pups. Less than insiring, to say the least.

    I did own a Thumb 6 with and 18 volt Basslines system. From what I remember, very nice.

    So, if I stick with Basslines, what model of pups/3 band eq will fit in the Dolphin? I think the control cavity may need enlarged for the second battery.

    Any other options?

    What's my out of pocket costs on this? I have a good luthier here in Columbus who will do the work.

    Thanks guys!!!

    Andy :cool:
  2. Gianni


    Jul 4, 2001
    Palermo - Italia
    Your bass should have a double J MEc and a single J Mec.

    As far as I know Bassline does not produce any double J Pu, so you should have to do a work on the wood of the body to introduce some kind of bassline.

    Other PU maker produce double J Pups, as an example Delano
    Look in the JC pick up series.

  3. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    There was a guy on ebay selling Schaller double J's and I've got a pair of those. Very Fender sounding pup and their actually 8 lead quads so a myriad of wiring options. About $30 bucks. Actually I only need one so if you're interested and can't track him down drop me a line. Their both neck length though and I'm assuming your double J would be bridge - although it may not be bridge length.

    There was also another double J on ebay within the last few days but it lacked a cover and my guess finding one would be a fat chance. The cover may or may not be essential to you.

    Not a lot of double J's around. You may be able to take a couple of basslines and shave the towers off one side of covers to flush them up. May not be visible since they'd be face to face but there may be an issue with the pups being so close - but SD could answer that.

    You may be able to find a soap that would fit the routing also. Wouldn't take much creativity to come up with something to plug the existing towers so it's reversable.

    You might also give something outboard like a Sans Di or MXR M80 a shot. Not bad things to have around regardless.