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Realist mixed with K & K Bass Max?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Melvin7822, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    I currently have a Realist installed on my Panormo model upright and I'm looking to install a second pickup for tonal variations. Would a K&K Bass Max work well with a Realist?
  2. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I have both of these pickups and while I've never mixed the two, I think this would work well because they each bring out different characterstics of a bass. I used to mix the Realist with an Underwood and that was a good combination; the Underwood added some string sounds and midrange punch that the dark and woody Realist was missing. I would imagine the Realist/Bass Max combo would offer the same versatility.

    BTW I ultimately decided to use the Realist by itself, keeping the Bass Max as a backup. I hated the extra gear and knob twiddling that was required to mix the two pickups and I'm still happy with the sound I get in most situations.

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