Humbuckers:Soap bars or singlecoil lookalikes?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by metalbass101, Jan 26, 2004.

which one would you like best?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2004.
  1. Soap bars

    8 vote(s)
  2. "J" and/or "p" humbuckers

    1 vote(s)
  3. one of each on one bass

    2 vote(s)
  1. metalbass101


    Jan 24, 2004
    Which do you like better tonewise?

    Old school soapbars have good sound and look impressive.Ex:music man humbucker

    New age stacked and split humbuckers that LOOK like P and J pickups.Ex:Dimarzio Ultra Jazz
  2. KidNamedFord


    Aug 17, 2003
    being a stingray player... soap bar all the way
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    For soapbars do you mean exposed or non exposed poles, or both?

    My Hohner has 2 non exposed pole humbuckers and i like the look of them. (the EMG selects). Btw these pickups, though they usualy dont get that good of a rep., have a nice alternative rock/metal tone. They are a bit to growly for jazz or funk, but i use my Hohner when i want that aggresive tone.