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Pickups to complement wood tones

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bardolph, Jan 3, 2003.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    This is the exact post I had in the pickups forum and I was told it might get better responses here.

    I'm going to be building a fretless bass that will probably have an alder body, maple through body neck and an ebony fretboard. I want some extreme growl out of my pickups and I do not want a "P-ish" sound. What pickups do you think would work well with the body without emptying my wallet?
     
  2. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
  3. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    I really like the way Aero pickups sound for just about everything. The Bartolini Gary Willis pickup sounds great but you must use a 17mm string spacing at the bridge with a 12" radius. Too tight for me, and I only use Aero in my basses now.
     
  4. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    bump

    any others?