Pickup/Preamp Combo's: Opinions

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mattwells, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. mattwells


    Mar 19, 2003
    Well, I am looking at pickup/preamp combo's for a bass I will be having Jacob Marchlewski make (mahogany tonewood and maple neck with ebony fretboard is all I have decided on). I want a modern fodera-esque tone (lots of definition) and (if possible) be able to get some warmth when necessary. Here are my pre/pickup combos I am thinking of:

    Aero pickups with Haz-lab preamp
    Full Bartolini
    Nordstrand and either aguilar or demeter

    Anything my list is missing? What do you guys think?
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    You won't know what the acoustic properties of the bass are till it's done so I'd wait to I find out. Most of the manufacturers make pups appropriate for different applications and you can adjust as indicated once you know the bass. Preamps the same but they won't have near impact of pups. I assume you're going with J's or P's otherwise your options will be limited considerably.

    Unless you're easier to please than I am, it's going to be a long shot anyway. I've gone through 20 sets of pups and more before hitting a combo that I'd keep in a given bass.