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just to... warwick!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by herrera, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    hi i was wondering what are the bes pickups for


    warwick thumb bolt on broadcast neck 6 string

    bartolinis, basslines or emg...any other sugestions sould be nice
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Hmm, a question about pickups.

    I do believe that there is a Pickups forum here.

  3. They are all great pickups, so what kind of sound are you looking for?
  4. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    something very ...well i really dont knmow but nasty slap sound , good finger , and a lot of tapp
  5. Well which one of those three characteristics are you looking for the most?
  6. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Tapping you say? Slapping you say? Finger you say?
    If EMGs fit, those would be my recommendation. Les Claypool uses em for that exact reason. Basslines and Barts are a bit less sensitive.
  7. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    but emg´s on a warwick??????????

    does that is a good combination?:confused:
  8. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Warwick fitted EMG's on the early basses before they used MEC's.

    I fitted Alembics to mine.
  9. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    but if i put EMG´s on my warwick would i loose the growl?
  10. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
  11. Traa from POD has a Dolphin with EMGs
  12. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    You hear that the MECs suck.
    My Thumb B/O 5 has a real nice sound. Much different than my FBass BN5. Would changing pups improve the Warwick sound? Do the MEC pups work better or worse to get that growl? I'm curious.

    There is no way for me to experiment.
  13. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Warwick makes MEC pickups, so they are designed to go in their basses. The experience I have with mine is that it's very active and harsh and almost microphonic. But they all seem different.

    The passive MEC pickups wired to an active pre are designed like bartolinis, but with a little more high end.

    The active pickups / active preamp is really a bit harsh, but they don't use it anymore.

    RockBobby, you could change the setup you have with any number of different pickups or preamps. I hear a lot of good things about seymour duncan basslines stuff with warwick. Barts are great with natural wood basses looking for an earthy tone.
    I would actually just try a new preamp if you are having any problems getting a sound that you want.
  14. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    i heard that basslines of 18 V would fit very well on the warwick

    also that the other bateery makes a big diference on the sound of the wood...what do you think about?

    also im thinking on barts!

    but i have never play a bass with barts
  15. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I'm happy for now. The bass sounds very rich, crisp, but dry. That's OK
    I'm always looking to tweak and squeeze more out.

    Some people say MEC sucks. This is my first experience with them. There are no problems.

    I had a Lakland wth Barts. It sounded OK, but VERY dry. Too much.

    Any experience wth Lane Poors?
  16. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    does MEC´s work with the 18 V??????????:confused:
  17. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    what about barts with Emg Preamp!????
  18. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Wiring anything in 18v is possible, but maybe not required, sometimes not wise. All it requires is putting another battery clip in the loop. According to most companies, this boosts the headroom. It also throws a lot of signal to the front end of an amp or mixer, possibly causing distortion. Since it's so easy to do, you may just be able to see what it will do, then undo it if it's bad.

    I really want to try lane poors. Someone told me that they sound like EMG, but with a dash of Bartolini. That sounds pretty wicked, but like I said, no experience. I bet there is a thread about this on here somewhere.

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