New Pickups or an LTD B-255

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jokke_v, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. jokke_v


    Aug 15, 2003
    Bergen, Norway
    I have an Ibanez GT-Series 5 strings. The bass it self is great, and I love playing it, but the electronics are the problem.. It sounds great and all, but when I turn up the treble a bit it starts making this hissing noise. And if I turn the treble all the way up it really becomes bothering..

    So I was wondering what I should do!!
    Change the pickups, or sell the bass and buy an LTD bass.. B-255 I think, I think it's somewhat the same as the B-205 model, but this is the new 2004 model.. The reason I'm thinking about LDT is because, a friend of mine has some good contacts, so I can probably get a 40% discount on LTD's compared to the prize I have to pay where I live.

    I just wonder how much work, money and technical skills it would take to replace the pickups, and if it's better to just sell the bass I have and get a completely new one.

    Please, someone answer me!!
  2. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    Are you sure it was a 255? I've never heard of them or seen them. If yeah what does it does it sound like?

    its up to you, but 40% off sounds good to me
  3. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    oh yes here it is:

    Construction: Neck-thru-body
    Scale: 34”
    Body: Agathis w/flamed maple top
    Neck/Fretboard: 5-pc. maple-walnut/rosewood
    Inlays: Dots w/model name at 12th Fret
    Pickups: EMG 40-HZ set
    Electronics: Volume, balance, EMG B64 active EQ
    Hardware: Cosmo black
    Bridge: ESP BB-105 string-thru-body
    Binding: None
    Frets: 24 XJ
    Colors: NG, STBLK

    well, its a neck thru, with EMG's
    and 34"

    for 40% off id get 2 of them!