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lipstick pickups?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peaveyuser, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    I know the danelectro longhorn uses them but how about any other basses? They have a very distinct sound so i don't find a reason why other manufacturers don't carry some models and caught on to what silvertone and danelectro did.
  2. CDuff


    Sep 14, 2002
    Doesn't the Warwick Fortress Flashback have lipstick pickups?

    The Fortress Flashback has passive MEC lipstick pickups, one humbucking, one not.
  3. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Lakland has a model, A Scheff signature I believe. Check the website. Looks like a 4-94 but with the lipstick looking Pickups

  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Kent Armstrong makes 'em and they can be bought aftermarket. I'd hate to say it, but they're a niche pickup that many people don't like. I happen to love the sound but can't find enough of a use for them to dedicate an entire bass to them.
  6. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
  7. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Originally developed by Dan Armstrong(Father of Kent, and founder of Danelectro) in the mid 60's, the lipstick tube pick-up was designed to have a vintage feel with a bit more power. The lipstick tube pick-up has always been a niche item, and always will be, but nothing else could ever produce that sound. ya love em or hate em
  8. What is so different about them? Are they wound different or something? I always just thought that they were j pickups in a different casing.

  9. war_n_peace


    Aug 9, 2006


  10. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006

    Nat Daniels was the founder of Danelectro.

    Dan Armstrong did buy a bunch of leftover parts, bodies, necks etc. when Danelectro closed it's doors in the late 60's. Armstrong sold these instruments as Dan Amrstrong modified Danelctros, and some featured an Atom on the headstock. I actually had a Dan Armstrong modified UB-1 bassmade in 1969 I think, for a very short time. Cool bass.

    EDIT: this was the only pic I could find onlin of a Dan Armstrong modified Danno. Dan Armstrong modified is in white letters on the pickguard
  11. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Jerry Jones, and also some Silvertone and Coral, which were both manufactured by Dantelectro. Not all Sivlertones were made by Dano, but the Corals all were. There was a pretty cool Coral solid body that had them. Can't remember the name or model number though.
  12. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Yup, Nat Daniels designed that pick up in the 50's for his Danelectro guitars, and basses, that were also sold under some other names. Dano's sold through Sears wore the Silvertone name. All guitars and basses sold through Sears back then had the Silvertone name on them. Some were also made by other manufactures like Harmoney or Kay. Coral was another sub brand of Danelectro.

    Kent Armstrong currently makes a vintage style pickup based on the original Nat Daniels Danelectro pickup.
  13. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Silvertone/Danelectro Bass

    Dan Armstrong Modified Danelctro bass
  14. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    IF I remember right, Kent Armstrong also makes a lipstick style pickup set up to drop right into a Fender Jazz bass.

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