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How much improvement will I see?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by oni5000, Dec 11, 2003.


  1. oni5000

    oni5000

    Nov 25, 2003
    Hello,

    I have an Ibanez SR645. The electronics are setup like this:

    ::Neck Pickup IBZ DX5 Passive
    ::Bridge Pickup IBZ DX5 Passive
    ::Active EQ EQBII 2-Band

    I am currently playing through a new Peavey TNT115.

    I love the bass itself, but am now looking at ways to improve my sound. I find that when I play with fingers, the sound is too soft, and I'd like to get a deeper but sort of hollow sound. Also, I find that the B doesn't sound as good as the other strings.

    I'm looking at the following options:

    Replacing the DX5s with either Bartolini 72M45C pickups or EMG40HZ pickups. I am pretty good with a soldering iron and can read basic schematic diagrams.

    I also thought about picking up a sansamp RBI instead.

    Which of the two will improve my sound more? Any other suggestions?