I've got $100 from the college to spend on a pickup

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Claypool-esque, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Claypool-esque


    Mar 18, 2002
    Got $100 from my school to buy a pickup. ive been looking around and have some ideas, but I'm just curious what some opinions are on the best pickup for the money. The bass im using is pretty new-1999. Solid body, no laminates. It will be used mainly for fingerstyle, but also some bowed. any input is be appreciated. :D
  2. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
  3. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    Only $100 leaves few choices; basically the Fishman or the K & K Bassmax, or the Shadow version of the Underwood. I would recommend the Bass Max from Bob Gollihur without hesitation, particularly for a school. My college had a Fishman, and we went through 3 from taking them on and off (the elements can easily get small cracks), and the durability and sound of the Bass Max is much better.

    I prefer my Schertler or a mic, but I still keep the Bass Max in the gig bag should I need it. I sold everything else I tried long ago.