Lakland 55-02 change pickup for metal

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by nikki271027, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. nikki271027


    Oct 7, 2012
    My Lakland is 55-02 with Barts pickup.
    But I play in a metal band now.
    I need some modern or aggressive sound and it can fit whatever music I play.
    Could any one give me a suggestion?
  2. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    The LH3 pickups and preamp would be my suggestion. More aggressive for sure. My 44-94 gets down right nasty.
  3. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
  4. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Nordstrand makes amazingly good pickups. The 5.2 and an NJ5FS would be a great combination for that bass.

    There's a ton of options out there, though. Just depends on whether you want to sound more "Nu Metal" or more "Classic Metal".
  5. nikki271027


    Oct 7, 2012
    If i want Classic Metal, what should I get?
  6. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Depending on your budget, there may be a few different ways to go on that. The general idea I'd think of is getting something passive that sounds really natural.
    For example, EMG or Delano is NOT going to sound as "natural", but will change the tone to what they want it to sound like. So I'd avoid those.
    (They sound good, but are geared towards the more modern, "nu metal" tone.)

    Nordstrand makes fantastic, really good sounding pickups that bring out the true voice of the instrument... but are pricey. If you can budget for a set, I'd highly recommend them.
    Duncan makes some pickups that aren't as expensive and still sound really good.

    Me personally, I can't stand Bart pickups. I feel like anything you put in there will be an improvement over those.