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new electronics on Washburn Taurus T24, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Vercingetorix, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Vercingetorix


    Jul 5, 2003
    My Washburn Taurus T24 ( http://www.washburn.com/basses/abt/taurust24.htm ) feels perfect (which was unexpected since it was only $400), but doesn't sound so great. I just can't seem to get the tone I'm looking for from it, there is always some humming or buzz or something. So I've decided to replace the pickups and put in a preamp. At the moment, I'm thinking Bartolini 9J#1's with a NTBT. On the other hand, DiMarzio Ultra Jazzes, EMG J/JVs, and SD Basslines sound great from reviews. I'm fairly certain about the preamp, although an Aguilar OPB1 sounds pretty tempting.

    By the way, I play in a jammy rock/blues/funk band and I'm trying to get a punchier, more distinct sound but with enough versatility that I can change my style over time.

    I'm also going to replace the crappy plastic nut, but I don't think that's really relevant.
  2. Vercingetorix


    Jul 5, 2003
    What about the NTMB? Is the cut functionality important?

    Also, what happens to the EQ knobs when these preamps are in passive mode? Do they just become tone knobs?
  3. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    first off Nice looking bass!

    I'd either go DiMarzio Ultras (I've got them in my main bass) or I'm seriously looking at a P/J set from Bill Lawrence for a bass I just bought off eBay info/reviews/sounds here

    preamps I'm not sure.
  5. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    I agree! It's a very nice looking bass :smug:

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