Passive MM style pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Kraig99, May 11, 2002.

  1. I need a MM style humbucker pickup that is passive and that is fairly affordable. Any suggestions as to what brands or models? Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I dunno about affordable :( . The prices on the following run from
    about $60USD (~93CAD) to $80USD(~125CAD).

    The Seymour Duncan SMB-4D MM pup can be used in passive mode,
    a la' the (discontinued) short-scale Ampeg AMB-1 bass...


    Here's a few online dealers...

    Black Rose Customs, drguitarparts, and Warmoth.

    The Kent Armstrong MM pickup can be used in passive mode too. It has
    bar polepieces (vs individual, circular ones) and Ceramic magnets -- click.
  3. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    all of these are passive

    Bartolini, expensive

    Kent Armstrong, not that great

    Seymour Duncan, expensive, but not as much as bart.

    Carvin, very cheap but no good IMO.