Ibanez Soundgear 305 pickup upgrade

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Trombassix, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Trombassix

    Trombassix Guest

    Nov 14, 2013
    I have an Ibanez Soundgear 305 that I bought in the early 2000s. The bass surely has the potential to become a useful tool in my arsenal of bass: it's my only 5 string. What pickup s would fit? I know I like the sound of Aguilar pickups: their noiseless jazz and soapbar models sound great in the demos. Could I shoehorn a soapbar into the 305? What size should I ask for? Failing a correct fit, I'd be up for adding a
  2. Trombassix

    Trombassix Guest

    Nov 14, 2013
    *couple of Musicman humbuckers after routing out a space for them.
  3. jallenbass

    jallenbass Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    I would measure them and then look at BestBassGear under Bartolini to see what size category they are (P2, EMG 34, etc.) That will get you pointed in the right direction.
  4. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    My SRA305 had EMG HZ40's in it. As mentioned above, measure the length and width of the pickups then go to the sites for dimensions.
  5. Trombassix

    Trombassix Guest

    Nov 14, 2013
    Thanks for the replies. I will measure the pups and check out the site recommendation.