pickups for fingerstyle metal

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by avenger86, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Basslines (suggest a model)

    5 vote(s)
  2. DiMarzio SuperJ

    0 vote(s)
  3. Nordstrand

    3 vote(s)
  4. Bartolini

    7 vote(s)
  5. Other(suggest)

    2 vote(s)
  1. avenger86


    Dec 23, 2004
    Which would you pick? I have an older Schecter Jazz Bass from when they were made in LA. My main style is metal, and I play fingerstyle. I need a pickup with lots of clarity, especially in the low end. It should also support a nice mid and low end.
    P.S. Passive bass. Also, I messed up the DiMarzio name, so just suggest a pu.
  2. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    Basslines Hot Stacks both wired for series/split/parallel switching
  3. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I use EMG's. They give you good bass and lots of clear twang...But, then again I use distortion...What type of sound are you trying to achieve? There are many different styles in metal.
  4. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    although your bass is routed for jazz pups, my fave (and many others agree) for metal is MM Stingray. Soooo

    Basslines SMB-5A (or SMB-4A, if you lack the low B string)

  5. That's good news for me- my custom fretless is going to hopefully have an EMG MMTW pup, which is modeled after the Stingray slightly. STOKED! Fingerstyle metal is very much my ideal sound, a mix of Steve Digiorgio and Steve Harris.
  6. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    Original Fender P pickups are pretty good. Comparable to Dimarzio Model P.
  7. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    That's an interesting comment... I can't say I've ever heard any bass with EMG's sound good with distortion.

    Basslines sound great with distortion, and there's still plenty of articulation and punch. Although the tone may be a little dull and boring compared to DiMarzio.

    Excellent point on defining the style of metal. Different bass sounds work better with different styles.