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passive 6 string soapbars?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mollin man, Aug 18, 2005.


  1. Hi everyone,

    I am in the process of choosing pickups for the 6 string i'm building and was wondering if anyone here knows of some good quality passive soapbars that have enough output for a fully passive setup.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mollin Man.
     
  2. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Someone please answer this guy, because I've got the exact same question...
     
  3. well since no one has answered us yet, i had to figure it out all by my lonesme and i belive i have found a solution... wind your own pickups!! i belive it can be done and for reasonable cost too!! :D

    Stewmac has most of the parts such as the wire, bobbin material, ect...
     
  4. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Aeroinstrument.com

    Great passive 6-string pickups!

    Laurence
     
  5. thanks man!!
    i'll definitally look in to thoes.


    Mollin Man.
     
  6. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca

    Ooohhh...I thought you meant besides Aeros...I've been looking at the K series, but have got to call them up to get the scoop.
     
  7. how much do areo's usually cost?
     
  8. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Good question...that's one of the things I need to ask them. I think that Harmony Central had some reviews of them, and the consumers were paying (average) about $200 for a pair. I'll have to go back and look.
     
  9. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    I'm almost certain Bartolini does passive 6 soapbars too.
     
  10. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    http://www.villex.com/

    Highly recommended. Last time I emailled William, he indicated he'd have standard EMG 35/40/45 housings available soon, and that was a while back.
     
  11. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    This guy's stuff has always sounded really interesting, but geez, can't he at least get some teenager to put some kind of minimal website up there? That thing has been "under construction," in more or less exactly its present state, for years now, IIRC.
     
  12. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    May I suggest BassCulture of Germany? Christoph made the pickups for my Listerud bass. Sounds great. He'll make pretty much anything to your specs. Mine are dual-coil MM-style with exposed pole pieces and Neodymium magnets.
    Sound clips here.
     
  13. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Yep, almost all Bartolini soapbars are passive.
     
  14. Yes. that is true but they don't have much output for passive use.