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ibanez artcore bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tomthedude, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. tomthedude


    Jun 8, 2004
    Hey I got an artcore not that long ago, I'm quite happy with the sound but I was thinking about upgrading the pickup to beef up the sound a bit, but nothing major because I've never altered pickups before.


    Tom :bassist:

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  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    if you're happy with the sound there's not much point in changing pups cause you stand as good of chance of being disappointed as not. A Sans Di or MXR M80 (whatever) can be had for about $100 used and will fatten the sound without touching the bass, permit you to use it with anything, and you have the Di/other amnenities, you can by-pass it if you want, etc. If it doesn't cut it, send it packing and you won't be out but about $20, you may break even or make a little if you buy wisely. MF did have the M80 for $135 shipped and you could sell it for close to a $100 if not more used.

    There are a lot of variables that will fatten tone but with a box, there's not much experimentation/trial n error to be done. It will fatten up tone. You could go through a lot of pups trying to get a sound or you may hit on the first try. I don't think I know of anyone who has genuinely been disappointed in a Sans. There must be a million of those things out there.