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New PJ set for a Peavey Forum

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by socialleper, Apr 2, 2018.


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  1. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I have a 90s US Peavey Forum that I put a GZR set in, and I'm just not digging it. They aren't as beefy as I would like, and the J pickup is too thin sounding. It doesn't sound like a typical jazz bridge pickup at all.
    So I am looking for some new passive pickups to put in the bass. They don't need to be a "set", or even both be from the same manufacturer, my only stipulation is that the J pickup be noise cancelling so when it is soloed it doesn't buzz. I tried a Dimarzio DP126 set in there. The lows were good, but they are pretty dark and didn't have the bite I wanted.
    I'm looking for a Jimmy Bain, Duff on Appetite, or Ellefson on Peace Sells kind of tone.
    Suggestions?
    Please and thank you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I’m thinking a Seymour Duncan SPB-1 Precision, and a STK-J2b (pickup used by Duff), or Apollo Jazz bridge pickup.
     
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  3. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I was definitely thinking about the STK-J2b.
    Would a vintage voiced pickup like a SPB-1 have enough punch?
     
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  4. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Only you know how much “punch” is enough. Duff uses a stock Fender Precision pickup, and the SPB-1 will be brighter than the Model P, so I thought it was a decent suggestion. Maybe the Steve Harris SPB-4 is worth a try.
     
  5. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    As far as 'punch' goes, it means something different for everyone. If you are looking to get the sound of a vintage P, then yes..if you need more output to hit the amp more, than probably not. The SPB-4 is a better choice or even the regular Quarter Pounds, which have 'punch' for days.
     
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