homemade bass, i want good pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by NoobOnRoad, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. It's because i'm making a bass (with some help) and i wanna have good pickups and preamps.

    i would want 1 Humbucker, 1 single coil and a preamp.

    Please help me choosing good stuff

    EDIT: and also a good bridge (my budget is not limited)

    RE-EDIT: 5 string
  2. I've never had anyone with over $700 ask for advice :oops: I am speechless.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    IMO, IME:
    Those Fender SC Noiseless pickups would sound fine for your single coil. No hum at all.
    BA bridges work well for me.
  4. thanks Stumbo for this advice, but do you have a good idea for a bridge and a preamp.:)
  5. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Do you have a particular sound you are looking for?

    For pickups, check out nordstrands, seymour duncan, bartolinis, etc. It depends on the sound you want.

    For a bridge, I like the BadAss (Stumbo recommended it too), Gotoh or Hipshot are also available and have good reviews.

    For a preamp, lots of folks swear by the Audere ones...

    What's the bass configuration going to look like?
  6. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005

    let us know the sound you are after so we can be more specific
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kahler Trem Bridge, Delano - The Hybrid Set, humbucker & jazz, and an Aguliar OBP3, should be good, but thats just some random bass treats! :D
  8. You may want to check out Sadowsky vintage preamps with Aero pick-ups. KILLER SOUND!!!

    QUESTION? I'm considering builing a bass as well. I was thinking of using a MK-1 soapbar in bridge position and a J in neck position? WIll this work? Any phase issues? Any basses out with this config?
  9. Thump Jr.

    Thump Jr.

    Jun 8, 2008
    SW FL
    I'll second the Delano The Hybrid set - I was going to suggest an MM/J setup anyway, and The Hybrid just seems like a neat setup. I'd like to try a bass with those pups in it someday. You might also give Q-tuners a look if your budget can swing the expense (which seems to be the case) - they're pretty neat pickups.
  10. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    From all the pickups and preamps I've tried with my hard earned money (and I've tried way too many) my vote goes for Villex if you want a full, balanced, organic sound.