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Looking for passive single coils to replace MEC humbuckers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SweetKetchup, Sep 24, 2017.


  1. SweetKetchup

    SweetKetchup

    Nov 29, 2015
    Romania
    I currently have MEC passive humbuckers on my fretless Warwick Rockbass Streamer and I want to change them with single coils as I love the Jazz Bass and the WW Corvette but I don't want to buy a new bass.
    I've been looking at the Nordstrand Big Single 5's and I think the EMG 40 cover is a tad smaller than my current MECs, but I don't want to risk buying expensive pickups and then have them not fit... and I would prefer passive pickups.

    Does any of you have fat singles on your Warwick?
     
  2. BigKD

    BigKD

    Apr 19, 2014
    Do you have a $$?
     
  3. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    It's a Rockbass, hit the inventory reduction sale EMG is having on Reverb.
    Maybe drop a pair of their Tbird pickups in it bc that's closest fit.

    Don't be afraid to do some routing.
     
  4. SweetKetchup

    SweetKetchup

    Nov 29, 2015
    Romania
    Nope, it's a standard Streamer fretless.
     
  5. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    Ask EMG for a free soldered pickup bus board.
    Look for a nice used preamp, you could wire direct to jack in a pinch.
    Volume and blend should be 25k, 100k will work.
    Pots are cheap.
    These are Js in a package really close to what you have.
    EMG- TBJ, Thunderbird bass pickup | Music Solutions LLC
     

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