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Ibanez SR 400FL bass pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 1958Bassman, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    I have this model of bass and I bought it used, so I have no idea of what pickups are in it- it's set up as P-J with the usual Vol/Vol/Tone control and there are no markings on the pickups as far as brand or model. For all I know, it could have pickups from something else, slapped in because a previous owner thought they would "improve it", possibly in the same way they "improved" the rest of the setup- it took a while to get that mess straightened out.

    If anyone has info on the OEM pickups (as well as opinions), I'd like to know.

    C 5064596 serial number, made by Cort in 1995.

    Also, if anyone has recommendations for replacements, I'd like to see them- I'm using D'Addario flats (.050"-.105") through a Gallien-Krueger 400RB and a pair of small-ish vented Sonic cabinets (14-1/2 w" x 17-1/2" h x 12-1/2" d) loaded with Eminence speakers- one has a Delta Pro 12a that I had in a different cab and it's better than the original one that came in the Sonic. Although not optimal, it's not terrible- not looking for the lowest note but they definitely handle open E with ease. I don't have the action set for maximum mwah- I always liked the sound of fretless (like Jack Bruce in Cream) and I don't slide into the notes very often but like many, I'm always looking for something different/better and if I can get a bit more clarity in the sound (not more bright but more distinct notes), even better.

    Thanks, in advance.
  2. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Found it- DiMarzio IBX DS-P and DS-J pickups.
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