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pickup sellection...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by metallight16, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. metallight16


    Nov 4, 2007
    I am planning on building my own bass and want forum wide opinion of pickup selection.

    i usually play metal so i thought EMG, but i also like to play jazz so i thought about other pickups.

    I was thinking Q-tuners



    any other pickup suggestion welcome.

    i would like to know of the pro's and con's of each and how each sound if possible. thanks in advance.
  2. I love EMG's. Use of the tone knob is encouraged if you want to switch between metal and jazz. I use EMG's and love the pups.
  3. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Villex is a versatile pickup (esp the NVT line). I play both Metal and Jazz with any of my Villex loaded basses

  4. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Lindy Frailin.
  5. metallight16


    Nov 4, 2007
    NightTrain1127, why Lindy Fralin? besides the fact that i don't want p or j pickups, forgot to mention that. I would prefer soapbar humbuckers, for their feel and rolling booms that i get from quite a few of them. i would prefer a big low end with a very explosive high but not harsh.
  6. metallight16


    Nov 4, 2007

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