New and very interisting Delano pup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Human Bass, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I went to their site ( ) to stare at those beatiful giant poles jazz and I found they have a new MM "hybrid" pup. The poles in the bridge side are small dual like in a traditional jazz. Very is a shame that there is no aditional information about it.

  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    yikes :eyebrow: that's somethin' else

    I been lookin' for (hot) replacement pups for my Warwick $$.
    I figured a Kent Armstrong (w/blade poles) for the neck position

    I ran across the "MM4" on the RioGrande "Specifications" page,
    but there's no pic on the Basses page. I emailed them and
    Dave (Wintz) replied that it's basically a Powerbucker in a
    MM housing. A little photo tweaking and I think it looks like the
    attached pic :)

    Attached Files:

  3. that is interesting...I wonder if there is a difference in the windings and sound between the two sides and if a parallel/single1/single2/series type switching arrangement might be useful.
  4. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    drop that in a Jazz bass instead of the bridge p'up, get a MM tweak to your sound without losing the J bridge p'up...
    I like it in theory.
  5. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    whoa... I like it. Coil tap for jazz sound? I want to check one out.
  6. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    yep the Delano looks like an MM/J pup fusion and probably what it is. May be hardwired HB but it would hum split up unless the coils are HC.

    I wonder why RioGrande didn't do that initially instead of that freak double J. From a marketing perspective, you want your aftermarkets to be drop-ins for popular configs.

    In my experience, an MM split put a J sound anyway. If fact I mounted a pair of Bart J's side by side once and they sounded like a Bart MM.
  7. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA

    I wonder how this would sound different than a regualr MM style pu.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Awesome, I think its ugly, but I care about tone mroe than anything. I'd like to check this one out sometime.