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HXB mods/upgrades?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassteban, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. I searched w/no results(I imagine I could wade through the megathread but I'm already 42- I don't have that kind of time left :rolleyes: ); are there any threads detailing mods or upgrades to Brice HXB-6 basses? Specifically preamps & pickups- thanks.
  2. jsorvik


    Mar 22, 2000
    I'm not sure of any threads, but as an owner of a Brice HXB 6 string, I know that Bartolini M56 shaped pickups and EMG45 pickups will both slip in with no problem.

    I also upgraded the electronics with a Seymour Duncan STC-3P preamp. I don't like stacked knobs so I unstacked the Bass and treble and drilled another hole so that I have a 5 knob configuration.

    Pretty easy upgrades if you are good with a soldering iron. . .
  3. :) Thank you.
  4. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I installed a Bartolini NTMB preamp in mine. Sounds really great now, even with the stock pickups.