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Looking for P Bass p/up recommendation

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Stinsok, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I am looking for a pickup with the emphasis on the lows and highs (mids scooped.) Thanks, Ken
  2. Ziggy


    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA

    I'd look over the line of 'Bartolini' pick-ups... other than their notorius reputation for poor customer service, there's several 'types' with specific windings / configurations for different sound qualitys.

    michael s.
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    why would you want your pup to scoop the mids?

    Anyway, there are tone charts on duncan's site and dimarzio's site.

    Don't know about EMGs or Barts or any of the other popular brands.
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    what you want is a good balanced pickup. Barts are great. I made a super-squier with some, and it's disturbingly good. Use the eq on your amp to scoop mids from there. Or get active electronics. This way you don't ALWAYS have that "scooped" sound, you can have more versatility. If your amp has a shape control like my GK1001RB, then you're set. Otherwise, try those options. You'll be most satisfied.
  5. BigTopBruno

    BigTopBruno Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    tmo nailed it...get a good balanced pup and use a pre-amp to adjust tone.

    I like active EMGs and on-board pre-amps.

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