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Replacement pickup for acoustic bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kjohnsting, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. kjohnsting

    kjohnsting Lookit!

    Nov 15, 2009
    Philly Burbs
    I need a recommendation on replacing my pickup system on a POS Rogue AB304A acoustic bass. It came with horrible electronics. I was never gonna plug in again. So I gutted the electronics and threw them out.

    Any ideas?
  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Maybe not the traditional piezo solution you were thinking about but I put one of these Kent Armstrong Slimbuckers on my last ABG (an old Taylor) and was quite happy with it. Lots more volume available and no need for a battery powered preamp. Definitely more electric sounding but still maintained a very acoustic vibe. The bracket was a little narrow but with a little careful bending it went on fine.

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