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question from a newbie

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AmazingGracePlayer, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. hey yall, i've never mod a bass before though i've been playing different basses for quite a while... but i want to change the pickups on my ibanez sr five hundred (sorry my "five" key is broken) to get a more clear low and smooth highs, and i was thinking about EMG pickups.
    right now the pick ups i have are, idk what they are called, but they are made by bartolini, are wider than jazz pickups and thinner than humbuckers..
    can anyone give me any suggestions?
  2. if your ibanez is fairly recent (w/ in 2-3 years old), your pups are probably bartolini MK humbuckers (Made in Korea).

    I wouldnt typically define EMGs as having smooth highs.

    i like bartolini's american made stuff, imho.
  3. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Two suggetions:
    1. Use the 10 key pad. If you have a keyboard without a 10 key pad you could copy and paste the number 5 from another location.

    2. Play something with EMGs in it. If you have an Ibanez with Barts in it and need "clear low and smooth highs", maybe it's not the pickups.

    SR500 < - just so people can find this thread in searches in case it ends up containing useful information.

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