New developments in pickups.. You have news?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Muziekschuur, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    I' wondering. What are the new developments in pickups atm? I saw the new Vox guitars with pickups with a p90, humbucker and single coil sound with the flick of a switch. So when are those pickups gonna be developed for bass? I saw new three coil pickups. And perhaps I've missed some.

    I allso have seen re issues of old technology. Like that old humbucker wich was on the Tracktor bass.

    Maybe someone knows of some new technology. I have two basses. Both to my liking. I just want to hotrod them. So maybe there' something out there that would be at my alley....
  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    New developments since when? Since berry oakley's tractor?

    Lace Sensor
    Seymour Duncan basslines
    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders
    Ken Smith has great pickups

    This is a partial listing of what pickups have been developed for bass over the past 40 years, use the search function and have fun!
  3. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Split coil humbuckers to run with either single coil or humbucker have been around for a long, long time. :)
  4. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Check out Lightwave basses. Laser technology is pretty new in the wold of pickups.
  5. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    3 coil Stingray pickup comes to mind. The hidden 3rd coil acts as humbucker to allow you to split the MM into single coils without the noise, but not sure if thats really all that new. Delano has a combined "jazz/MM" pickup and the oval shaped pickup. Lakland has the chisonic pickups. Lace has the alumatone pickups. Then theres the Q pickup by ??? Then older technology like piezo pickups are being installed in unique acoustic/electric basses like the Kala Ubass Uke for some really interesting results.
    Lots of new stuff in the on-board preamp market as well.