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Pickup for 1979 Ibanez Musician Bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Sidecar666, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Sidecar666


    Mar 27, 2004
    Does anyone know of a replacement pickup for a '79 Ibanez Musician bass (4 string)? The size of the old pickup is 3 3/4"x 1 5/8" . It almost has the same look as a Stingray, but with only 4 poles instead of 8. I can't seem to find a manufacturer who makes a pickup that will fit. If anyone knows of one I'd apprecirate their web address or phone number.
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Welcome to TB! This really belongs in the "Pickups" forum - I'll move it there.
  3. rwagne2


    Aug 2, 2001
    I think the bartolini bb4cbc will fit. It might require a little bit of widening on the route, but I don't think it will. I agree that the pickups and preamp on this bass can be noisy. On mine, with the passive tone at zero and the preamp on, I catch radio stations!
  4. rwagne2


    Aug 2, 2001
  5. Goad

    Goad Grunt for Life

    Jun 22, 2015
    Did these pickups fit?

    Old Post Dig up!!!
  6. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I just scored one of these basses in a trade. The pickup is awesome! Great sounding bass.

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  7. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    And yeah, it's a bit noisy because of being single coil, but still workable. I used mine this weekend at a gig and a simple noise gate took care of any buzz.
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yay for 13 year old zombies! :hyper: