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Ibanez DX5 (and DX4) pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Precisionb87, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Hi all.
    I picked up a SR 405 bass at a pawn shop for $100 recently. I actually really like the sound of these pickups. I plan on doing a 4-string build, and would like to get the 4-sting equivalents. A few questions tho:
    1. What are the topology of these things? Are they humbuckers?
    2. Where can I get a set? I would be into purchasing a used set if anyone has them laying around...
    3. If I cant find any, what are my other options? Are there any aftermarket companies that make a pickup with a similar sound and size?

  2. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
  3. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    I think they are called soapbar, I am guessing bartollini though, some of the Ibanez model are using bartollini
  4. @willbassyeah: These definitely are ibanaz brand pickups. Judging by the retail price of the bass, I would assume they are not bartollini :crying:

    Can anyone confirm that the SSB4 sound similar to the DX4?
  5. Toptube

    Toptube Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2009