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Looking to replace a pickup for the first time ever... Ideas?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Seb Peters, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Oct 21, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking at changing my pickups for the first time ever, and I know very little about the subject. I'll give you some basic info about what I use/play etc... that might give you an insight into what I do.

    I'm looking for a pretty growly sound, but one that will work with slap as well as fingerstyle.

    My Bass (My main bass, anyway...) :

    • Hudson PB4, Curbow designed, active electronics.
    • Using D'Addario Prosteels, medium gauge.


    (Or here, if the picture doesn't show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebthepeters/7824370432/)

    My playing style:

    • I never use a pick.
    • I play fingerstlye about 50% of the time, and I slap the other 50%.
    • It ranges from very aggressive metal/prog-rock to fairly mellow/chordy stuff to support a piano.

    When I say I play slap, I mean slap. I don't just slap a note here or there, but I don't go over the top and play 5634572927 notes a second just because.

    I'm not too limited on price, but if I can get something that does the job and it's cheaper than something else that does the same thing, I'm all in.

    I'm looking for a pickup with plenty of growl, that will work in both heavy and funky styles.

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