I need help with the Ultimate stringray clone

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by darkinferno, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. darkinferno


    Jun 25, 2003
    Hey bass heads,

    I plan to build or get custom a 5 string mm/g&l bass made (most likely by warmoth). I have all ready decided a Mose 5 string neck but haven't decided pickup(s) or onboard pre-amp. I look for a punchy Peach, Tool sound/”nu”-metal to progressive rock tones. Should I go basslines, bartolini or aguilar? I know summer NAMM starts today so if anybody as any insider info......;)

    P.S. I plan shortly to a demeter pre-amp and a cab but till than have Ampeg BA-115 and Korg bass Pandora 3

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  2. Basslines offer a lot of bang for the buck. They also offer the traditional "stingray" pickups. You wouldn't go wrong going with the bartolini. Aguilar makes great onboard preamps. I guess it's just in what you want to spend.
  3. ms747


    Aug 10, 2001
    hey man
    i have an olp 5 string and am just abotu to upgrade the electronics to a seymour duncan alnico pickup and a seymour duncan stc-3m3 3 band active eq, if you want to know how it soudns let me know and i can tell you once the install is complete
  4. darkinferno


    Jun 25, 2003
    yeah keep me posted ms747
  5. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I really did not care for the 2 basslines MM pickups I have owned, while others will argue, it just didn't sound like a ray to my ears. Best bet would be to watch the bay and get a real MM stock pu, or maybe even a G&L....those sound good as well. The best sounding IMO is the lane poor, but good luck snagging one of those reasonably.
  6. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    Kent Armstrong has a good MM-type pickup that might fit the bill. It's pretty aggressive sounding, but mind the exact placement or you won't get all the response.
  7. bpresource


    Jul 11, 2003
    have heard good things about the bart and the alnico series of SD basslines MM p/ups. the alnico is supposed to sound more like OEM as compared to their ceramic model.
  8. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    If you are looking for the Stingray sound only a Stingray pickup is going to give you that but if you are looking for something with alot of growl and high end response then the Basslines MM pickups are the way to go. the MM style Barts have nice tone but sound a bit tame to my ears.
  9. Saint


    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    I, too, am in the process of looking for MM pickups. I've heard the Kent Armstrong in an Esh and liked it, but it really sounded nothing like a MM pickup. I think a lane poor would be outstanding, but then again, so would owning my own radio station --an equally likely prospect.

    I'm curious as to whether anyone out there has tried Aero's music man pickup and what they thought of it?