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Pickups specifically made for fretless

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Aaron Saunders, Jul 24, 2004.


  1. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Are there any pickups made specifically for fretless besides the Seymour Duncan ones? What makes a pickup better for fretless?
     
  2. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
  3. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Also, Seymour Duncan makes a Steve Bailey fretless pup/pre-amp.
     
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Yes. "...besides the Seymour Duncan ones?". :p Thanks, Cliff.
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    DiMarzio touts the Split-P (DP127) as "particularly useful for fretless"

    I gotta' agree :)

    It's very sensitive; responds well to a wide range of dynamics (touch)
     
  6. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Whoa, I must just stop reading posts past the title. Sorry about that.
     
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Maybe I should specify -- I'm using a bass with a double J config :oops: .

    Thee -- it's all good. I'm probably going to end up getting the Steve Bailey system. I've heard lots of good things about it, and nothing bad.
     
  8. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    If you can find old Lane Poor Pickups, there all great for fretless.
     
  9. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    whoo hoo! more info :hyper:

    (IMLE)...again with the DiMarzios :p...I like the Ultra Jazz'.
    Unless it's a 6-string, double J config you're talkin' about :D

    It's also a hot, passive pup. They bring out muy nuances
    with TI Jazz Rounds and Powerbass' :)