Kent Armstrong pickups & Aguilar OBP-3 soundclips

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stflbn, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    A few months ago I asked Brian at Low End bass shop to gut my Schecter Studio 5 and replace the stock EMG40hz's with new pickups and an Aguilar OBP-3. I was looking for something punchy and modern sounding, yet very adaptable and versatile sound wise.

    After talking about it he recommended the Kent Armstrong create 2 soapbars for me in EMG40hz shapes that the Studio5 is routed for. (He told me that Kent produces pickups for the Low End jazz basses). He then wired them Series/Parallel via Push/Pull vol knobs, and an active/passive switch.

    When I picked it up he also had strung up the bass with SIT Power Steels which was new for me... I hadn't tried SIT strings before.

    I wanted to get beyond the honeymoon phase with the modded bass before I made a decision on things.

    Decision? 3-4 months later and I still REALLY like what this did to my Schecter. So here are some soundclips of the Schecter Studio 5 three different ways. (Please excuse the slight but ever present Firebox hissssss, the bass itself is dead silent). The 3-band preamp is set competely flat (no boost or cut) on all of these clips.

    Schecter Studio5 with Kent Armstrong soap bars and Aguilar OBP-3:
    Both pickups full volume, vol's Pulled (punchiest)

    - SIT Power Steels -

    Here's the same exact settings with a set of broken in SIT Power Nickel strings:

    - SIT Power Nickels -

    And here's the same settings with a very well broken in set of Elixir's (White coating is just barely starting to fluff and show)

    - Elixirs -

    Hopefully this can be of some reference or help to someone here on talkbass.
  2. vintager


    Jan 29, 2005
    too bad those links don't work anymore .. i was so curious.
  3. same
  4. warnan


    Mar 1, 2004
  5. modulusan


    Sep 8, 2006
    I love the sound!! im thinking order a soapbar to kent for my new marleaux....
  6. modulusan


    Sep 8, 2006
    someone could send me the link of the audio? both has a bad link....thanks!