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Pickups for 2002 Corvette Standard 5 string

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by kweej, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. kweej


    Nov 30, 2012
    I've got a Corvette Standard 5 string that seems to have lost its warmth over the years. It can sound good, but it's hard to get it set up just right. I'm thinking about a new set of pickups just to see if that wakes it up a bit. Has anyone had success with new pickups on a Corvette? If so, what did you get? Thanks.
  2. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    EMG J's they are great should drop right in and they are active just like the MEC but have a bit more a$$. Not sure on the sizes but just check mm size...
  3. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    EMGs are a nice addition; I had those in my '96 Corvette Std 5 string and they do sound nice.

    I ended up switching my 'vette to a Seymour Duncan setup; STC-2a preamp and AJB-5 pickups. They are darker sounding than the EMGs, but I really enjoy the more organic quality that this new setup seems to have.