Reed James Neo in an Ibanez SR905?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Pete Greaves, Nov 21, 2016.


  1. Pete Greaves

    Pete Greaves

    May 1, 2014
    So I picked up a set of Reed James Neos P2 size with wooden covers on Ebay for $100, arriving this Saturday. I now have the rather interesting choice of what to do with them (yes they where an impulse buy at that price). I have a Reed James MM in my Brubaker Brute but not a Neo, so I am unsure of the preamp to use. I have already upgraded my Ibanez SR905 to Bartolini Quad Coil Deeps, and that is the most obvious target for them, but that is also one of my 4 main working basses so I'm leery of screwing it up. I will obviously try and see, but does anyone have any advice on these? I have the original SR preamp still in the bass, does anyone have any experience on what works well on with these.

    While I am doing the swap I will do a recording of the Bart Quads, pop back in the Mk1s and do the same and then do the same with RJs BTW, and post them online.

    Pete Greaves
     
  2. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I have a set of Reed James NEO J/MM in my Black Brute. Matched it up with a Bart NTMB 4.6 Pre. I believe thay are now called HR 4.6's. The 5.4's give you more Mid control but the bass sounds great through a decent rig. The J Pup is a split Neo J Bar and the the MM Pup is two Neo Bars. This combo sounds good.
     
  3. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Reed James makes excellent Pups. Takes awhile to get them though. Took me 9 Mo to get mine but they are nice. However when I decided to sign on with Bartolini I made the No Soup for You List.
     
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