Replacing MEC pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by akajuve400g, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. akajuve400g


    May 22, 2000
    First off, Who makes MEC pickups? What other brands besides Warwick uses them?

    Last, What do you think my Corvette std. 5 string sound like if I replaced the MEC pickups with Fender J style pickups?????
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    MEC is a German company (I think) and some other German bass companies brands used them, but now they're OEMs for Warwick only as far as I know. The bass probably will get noisier, because all(?) MEC PUs are humbuckers, whereas Fender PUs generally are single-coils (except the Preci). Plus, I don't think that the sound will improve...

    Better get some other high-quality humbuckers like Bartolinis or BassLines...

    If it ain't broken, don't fix it...