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PU replacement for Samick

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jb_kid, Jun 11, 2007.


  1. jb_kid

    jb_kid

    Jul 6, 2006
    i've got samick PJ bass for 5 years and that's my second option for gigs since i have fender deluxe MIM... just wanna ask, if i wanted to replace the PU, since i don't like the sound, what PU should i choose ?? Any good PJ PU ?? i would prefer a passive PU, since i don't want to recondition my bass.. thx for the suggestion..:smug:
     
  2. The DiMarzio Model P and Model J come as a set. Im quite fond of the sound i get from an old banger bass i have equiped with em :)
     
  3. jb_kid

    jb_kid

    Jul 6, 2006
    How bout seymourduncan.. The passive one.. I've read great review about this PU..
     
  4. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    there are lots of decent replacements: SD 1/4; Barts, G&L MFD, Nords are popular, Reverend 8.7K's a nice pup, and there's no doubt some mainliners I'm leaving out but I'm not into P's.

    You just have to read reviews and take a stab.
     
  5. jb_kid

    jb_kid

    Jul 6, 2006
    if i wanted to put EMG active pickups but i don't wanna use pre amp onboard, is it possible ?
     
  6. I dont see why it wouldnt be possible.

    You would probably have to change your pots tho, to ones of a different value. And you would have to add a battery to your bass.
     
  7. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    Somehow I missed this is a PJ setup not just P.


    All active pups have a built-in pre - that's what makes them active. What you'd need is a battery, 25K pots, and stereo jack.

    However I found the EMG BTC pre a plus in filling out the sound on a PJ setup. They struck me on the thin side otherwise. The BTC is basically just a pot with a 1" pcb so takes up basically no additional space. Give's you added control plus it has knee dips for hi-frequency adjustment to taste - for slap/transients/whatever.

    It's all on EMG's site.
     
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