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pickup recommendation for narrow spacing 5strings

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by natas, Oct 8, 2013.


  1. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    hi fellow tb'ers, i'm currently looking for a pickup replacement for my bass
    1. i'm looking for a modern tone with good slap tones to spare
    2. my bass routes are for j type about 3.5 inches neck and 3.8 inches bridge
    3. string spacing at bridge is just over 16mm
    4. i'm looking at dimarzio,sd,bart price range (preferably canada distributed)

    please let me know your recommendations.include complete model and price if possible. TIA
     
  2. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    will be used with an onboard preamp (heartfield)
     
  3. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    EMG J, JA and JCS will work with your string spacing. They are blade style pickups so string count and spacing (as long as it's under 69mm) makes no difference.
     
  4. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    thanks MPU. more suggestions please
     
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    I'd go Bartolini because you need a blade style pickup. You don't want a split coil since the split will probably be right under one of your strings.

    EMG's will also work fine for the same reason. I personally don't like active pickups but that's personal preference.

    You should probably find out what kind of pickups your preamp is designed to work with...active or passive.
     
  6. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    it has a passive pickups right now.i also prefer passive so i can switch from active-passive mode. from the measurement of routes, what specific model of bartolini will fit?im thinking single coil too to avoid the gap of split
     
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    You probably need these right here:

    59 CBJS L/S (59 Long/Short)

    - Fits non-Fender, J style Basses requiring one long and one short J style pickups

    Pickup Length:
    Bridge - 95mm (3.73")
    Neck - 91mm (3.60")
     
  8. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    thanks.are those the one wherein you can choose deep (1) and bright (3)?
     
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Yep. I prefer the deep.
     
  10. Teacher

    Teacher

    May 3, 2012
    Bart and SGD (and others...too tired to think of them) would work well because they're blades. Wilde would work with the string spacing, but I don't know how well with the preamp.
     
  11. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
  12. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  14. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Really? Didn't know that. What about the five-string version then? Delano's specs tend to be pretty light on the technical details...
     
  15. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    thanks for the outputs.i prefer single coils to avoit thetendency of the gap of splits under my a or d strings..
    are the sgd's on the classifieds single coils?anyway i think its on a deal pending status now.
     
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    On the Delanos...I think the 5 string versions are full blades but the 4 string are split coil.

    On the SGD's in the classifieds..they would be perfect and would be my #1 choice if it were me. They are full blade, side by side humbuckers. If you want single coil, just wire one of the coils. If you want noise free, wire them parallel. If you want big and fat, wire them series. I'm not aware of another side by side humbucker like these, I love them.
     
  17. Dogghouse

    Dogghouse

    Jan 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Bass Guy @ Seymour Duncan
    I checked our dimensions at Duncan. Ours don't match up darn it. They are slightly too long on one and too short on the other> 3.65" & 3.74". We do offer custom rewind service though.
     
  18. 8_finger

    8_finger Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Wilde pickups J-45 set - passive, and the multi pole system works similar to blade designs so no problems with any string spacings. They are reasonably priced and as hum free as you can get with single-coils.
     
  19. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    My thoughts exactly... :smug:

    MM
     
  20. natas

    natas

    Mar 14, 2013
    sgd was sold.keeping my eye open for other options.
    are there distributors for wilde in canada?