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pickups for fingerstyle metal

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


  1. Basslines (suggest a model)

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. DiMarzio SuperJ

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Nordstrand

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. Bartolini

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  5. Other(suggest)

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. avenger86

    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
    NJ
    Basslines Hot Stacks both wired for series/split/parallel switching
     
  3. Kronos

    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

    Correlli

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

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    NJ
    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.