Pickup replacement for carvin icon

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lillinator, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. lillinator


    Jul 28, 2008
    Hey guys,
    As of right now I have the "j" series soapbar style pickups in the bass, but they are a bit lack lustre for me.
    I'm looking for a set of pickups to replace them preferably with a prominent midrange and some low mid bark to go along with.

    Any suggestions/experiences would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Andy D

    Andy D

    Jun 18, 2011
    Bay Area
    I know a lot of folks here would say Bartolini, but they've always sounded muddy and indistinct to my ear. Check out Duncan or EMG.
  3. Envincibal

    Envincibal Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Central Florida
    I highly recommend delano. The he/driver set can be pretty aggressive in the mids. I replaced the Pedulla/barts that were in one of my Thunderbolts, and couldn't be happier.
  4. lillinator


    Jul 28, 2008
    I've never been a big fan of EMG's. I find their sound to be a bit to scooped and hifi for my taste. I have, however, heard many good things about Delano. I'll have to do a bit more research on them, but thanks for the suggestions!