Pic of my Lakland Glaub with DarkStar pups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jock, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Finally I got a digital camera!
    What do you think?

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  2. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Wow, that looks hot! I love the look a Dark Starred Precision, the huge pickup fits the P design like a glove.
  3. cacio


    Apr 24, 2005
    Very beautiful.
    What the different with a precision with a split coil?
  4. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Wider frequency response (deeper and brighter) and much more dynamic and responsive to how hard you hit the strings. Hard to describe.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    They just sound amazing. I was quite amazed with this lakland decade that i played at the ny GTG


    my favorite lakland by far. Found it to be a little uncomfortable to play on my right hand, but im sure i woulda gotten used to that.
  6. mlove


    Jun 12, 2005
    looks awsome. any audio clips?
  7. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Looks great.
    How does it sound, compared to reg. p-pickups?
    Would love a fretless, like your bass.
  8. "Finally I got a digital camera!
    What do you think?"

    It's about time you got a digital camera, and it seems to take great photos too. That Lakland is absolutely killer. Good snag.
  9. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    what is so special about these pickups?
  10. Something else I've been wondering. Since I've never had an opportunity to play a Lakland/Darkstar unit, the Darkstars must provide an awfully nice anchor point for your thumb? I sometimes find some of the P and J pups to be a little far from the top string, whereas the Darkstars seem to sit prety close to the E string and provide a nice long base for the thumb. ???
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I found it to be just the opposite, they are flatter than a P or J pickup.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Wow thats one awesome bass, those darkstars are HUGE ! :bassist:
  13. Larzon


    Jan 15, 2005
    Tjena Jock!
    That Lakland is absolutely killer in appearance - If you switch back to P-Pups! :(
    But I would like to experience the Darkstar soundwise :eyebrow: :)

    (jag är för insnöad Fender-freak för att tycka att det är snyggt)
  14. I'm not, so I'm applauding your Darkstar initiative. :p
    It looks great, and makes me want to modify my P-bass as well...
    So, how about some soundclips? I'm very curious as to how it sounds.
  15. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Yes, some might prefer the classic P-bass look but I like to be different.
    BTW this bass is for sale in Sweden on vendolin.se at the moment due to financial reasons. :scowl: I might sell it here if I cant sell it localy soon. Got to pay the bills. :crying:
  16. I'm sad to hear that. Is there no way you can keep it?
  17. djcruse


    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    That's the number one question people ask about DarkStars.

    People ask, "Does it sound more like a J or a P or an MM?" And my answer is, "None of the above."

    My experience is that there is tremendous clarity and punch with these pickups. And most other pickups emphasize the mids. These don't. At first you might think these pickups lack mids. They don't. You quickly come to realize that other pickups just emphasize mids more.

    If a bass sounds good acoustically, odds are it will take well to DarkStars. If it sounds like a dead lump of wood, however... well, DarkStars aren't magic fairy dust.
  18. Wait, so they DO lack mids comparatively speaking?

    I'm just going to cancel my order right now!
  19. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    very cool bass... :cool:

    the glaub i tried at Jivesound was UNREAL. literally the Pbass tone of my dreams, but sooooooo much louder and fatter. no doubt, awesome stuff.