Pups for fretless project.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ghindman, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. ghindman


    Feb 10, 2006
    So I'm considering building a fretless for myself, and I'm torn on electronics.

    I'm looking at a j-body, probably alder core, and a maple/rosewood, or maple/ebony neck. Any pup suggestions? I'm going for that deep, smooth, proggy sound.
  2. bump. someone helo the kid out. im interested as well, because i play a fretless and was looking at the fender cobalt samarium pups that come on the american deluxes for my bass.
  3. rpatter

    rpatter Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Round Rock, TX
    I used a single q-tuner mounted about 1" to 1-1/2" forward (toward the neck) of where the bridge pickup usually goes. I'm running that into a Demeter preamp. The sound is awesome and I never miss the other pickup.

  4. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    Bartiloni MK1 (Have them on my fretless along with the bart pre-amp)


  5. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Yeah, I'd be all over Q-Tuners if it weren't for the fact that the Five-string and Six-string vesrions are so long I'd not only have to route for them - I'd have to move knobs on non-pickguard basses. But they are great-sounding ultra-flexible pickups with great passive output