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new pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by leomilani, Nov 9, 2001.


  1. i need a new pickup and eletronics that fit my edc705, any sugestion?


    ok, i will be more patient know, sorry :)
     
  2. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    r those soapbars in there or a P-J setup?
     
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    OK, I feel your pain. I'll give this my best shot, but realize now that I don't own an EDC705, and I don't think I've ever played one.

    First, measure the size of the pickups accurately. Then check Bartolini's online catalog where you can find dimensional drawings. See if anything matches up. It looks like your pickups are soapbars, from the pictures I've seen, and you may be able to find something the same size or close enough. Then, decide whether you want Bartolini's. See if other manufacturers have something in a similar size.

    When it comes to electronics, I imagine there's a big cavity in the back of your bass for them, so lots of different stuff would work. EMG makes controls and modules, as do Seymour Duncan, Bartolini, and many others.

    I realize that this is pretty general information, but given the absence of other replies, I hope it helps.
     
  4. hmmm, where do i find bartolini's catalog?:D
     
  5. ok i found it...

    but i didnt found any pickup with those dimensions:
    115mm x 35mm or anything near that...

    but maybe i can just change the eletronics, and i really dont undersant nothing about that... any idea?
     
  6. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    According to the Ibanez website, your pickups are passive, so you can replace the preamp if you really want to. What problems are you having with the stock electronics?
     
  7. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Also, apart from the catalog, there are dimensional pickup drawings.

    The RU pickup is 30 mm by 114 mm

    The P4 is 32 mm by 118 mm

    The M5 is 38 mm by 114 mm

    I have no idea what these would cost, what they sound like, or if they're close enough in size. Just thought I'd point them out in case you missed them.
     
  8. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    heres what I would do with your bass:
    • Put in an 18 volt system (2 9V batteries)
    • Put in active Bartolini pickups, close enough in size. Get slightly bigger ones and you can rout the body of your bass to accomidate them. you might want to have a luthier (guitar repair guy) do this for you.
    • Get a good active bass preamp, like the Aguilar or Sadowsky preamp.
     
  9. i think open more space for bigger pickups and re-painting (if needed) is too expensive, but i dont know...
    and the RU pickups,they would be perfect but there is no information in the catalog and the price list!!:eek:

    and the eletronics, i want to know if there are any that has the same sistem of knobs (volume, balance between pups, bass/treble, and mid/mid-range)

    i have no problem with its eletronics, but i heard better ones :rolleyes:


    oh, and another thing, the prices on bartolini's catalog are just for one pickup or both (B and T) ?
     
  10. Sorry to change the subject but what do you guys think will affect the sound more. A enw preamp or new pups? Which will have a more profound impact? My guess is the preamp but I'd like some second opinions.
     
  11. hmmm, good question :D
    but i got no awnsers :rolleyes:
     
  12. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Hmmm, I would say the pups would drastically change the tone more than a onboard preamp would. I believe this because the pups is whre the sounds begin, where they were born, if you will. Different materials and different manufacturing methods affect pups from brand to brand. EMGs I believe are the quietest, cleanest, hi-fi sounding pups around. Connected to an EMG onboard, and you're freakin set. The Barts and Seymours are great pups, no doubt, but I feel they color the sound a bit. I rather have the natural tone of the guitar come thru and let the amp setup color it. This way it gives you more options in what tone you want for whatever specific style, I feel. My 2 cents.
     
  13. I think I know what you mean. I'm gonna have to agree with you. My understanding is the preamp will color or change the sound to your liking more than anything else. Thanks guys.
     
  14. hmmmmm... thats good to know!
    since it will be a problem no modify the body (made of luthide by the way :oops: ) to put a different size pickup, maybe change just the eletronics will do the job...
    and as I said before about those:
    i want to know if there are any that has the same system of knobs (volume, balance between pups, bass/treble stack, and mid/mid-range stack)

    does sadowsky just sell outboard pre-amps??? cause on theyr site there is nothing about onboard ones!

    AND i really prefer a 3 band one, so i dont have a hole in my bass ;)
     
  15. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Well the Ibanez preamp is nothing to write home about to begin with, so you should abandon its format. Trying to find a preamp with the same configuration of knobs and blend pots as the Ibanez one might be kinda hard. Beggers cant be choosers, you know :D

    IMO, if I had an ibanez bass Id just stick in a good preamp, no matter what the config was. The Sadowsky onboard preamp is supposed to be one of the best ones out there, but I have no idea where to get it. You might have to go to New York and buy one from Roger. Maybe Nino Brown can help you get your hands on a Sadowsky preamp... I would PM him if I were you.
     
  16. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Well, I just checked the Sadowsky website and there was some stuff about an onboard preamp after all! It seems that you have to send your bass in to Roger to have it installed though... :(
     
  17. what are you insinuating? :rolleyes:

    ok maybe not the same system, but at least something that takes all the 4 holes.
    because there are some kind of "space" for the knobs, and the body is made of luthide, i dont know if it can be modified the same way as wood...

    take a look at some pics at the ibanez sites (or somewhere else) to see what i mean...
     
  18. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The EMG BQC Control looks like what you're asking for. It has stacked bass and treble knobs, and a stacked mid/mid freq. You would supply a volume and blend pot of the correct values for your pickups (maybe the stockers would work). EMG also makes one called the BQC System which features the above features plus a volume and blend pot, but is designed for EMG pups only.

    HTH