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Realist + Wilson

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by BassGreaser, May 3, 2004.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm looking at doing this combo, and want to hear everyone's opinion on it...good, bad, and the ugly
  2. oystein


    Sep 15, 2001
    Norway, Leikong
    I had that combination on my bass for a while but none of these pickups really worked for me. The realist was to dull sounding on my bass and the wilson made my bass sound like a big fretless bass guitar. The result when blending them was not that bad, but compared to the price paid for the pickups + the blender, my Fishman Full Circle does the job better for a fraction of the price. Every bass/set-up sound different, this was my experienced. I've heard people have tremendous sound both with wilson and realist alone.

    regards Oystein, Norway
  3. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Rick Turner has had very favorable comments
    on this type of combination. The problem is
    that every bass is so different. My friend has
    2 basses that don't seem too different. One
    sounds amazing with an old fishman pickup
    and no preamp. This usually sounds like puppy
    snot on any other bass I've ever heard.
    I've been using a realist and underwood with a
    raven labs blender. Nice! I'm about to do the
    wilson and realist. The fishman full circle didn't
    knock my socks off on my 1940's german round
    back. Good luck!
  4. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    thanks guys!!! right now I'm using a K&K BassMax with no preamp, and it sounds pretty good I get tons of low end with the amp set flat. I'm having feedback problems when I do try and use my tone controls on the amp.... :bawl: