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Like the guitar, hate the pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by QORC, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    any advice on replacing these active pickups? The ones I have on my guitar aren't horrible, but I was hoping for rounder, fatter sound - sort of like the Bartolinis I have on my Josh Paul 5.

    Never done this. Need advice! HELP! Type of guitar being replaced, not relevant (eg, it's not a Fender or a common brand).
  2. what is your guitar/pup configuration??
  3. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    two pickups, both active. 5 string
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    what style of pickups? J,P,MM,Soapbar? measurements?

    And the type of bass it's in *is* relevant. The body woods etc make a large contribution to the sound.
  5. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    Basswood with quilt maple top

    you know, it's not a matter of hating...just not as pleased as I might be. I like the weight and feel of it. the pickups are just so average - too trebly for my tastes. here it is. I'll get the dimensions at home:

    Same guitar, but a 5-string version. only image I could find: