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Right pickup for the job?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by taviswardlaw, Feb 13, 2005.


  1. Hey, guys I've submitted this thread under pickups too... But I'm also looking for some opinion from some of you luthiers. I'm going to be making a six string pretty soon, and I'm looking for some really fat pickps with alot of growl. :bassist:
    I was thinking maybe seymour duncans (AKA Stingray style), or maybe some bart's... but i don't know it all when it comes to pup's.
    I hear there's a new website for nordstrand pickups too... This makes me happy.
    Thanks in advance T.B.ers :D
     
  2. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    MM-style pups should provide plenty of growl. A single Bart soapbar in the middle might work, too, but not so much low-end -- mid range, mostly.
     
  3. I recently used the new EMG-HZ pickups (45HZ I think) ...they sure have a lot of GROWL.
     
  4. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    carvin humbuckers are also pretty fat and growly, i like em a lot.
     
  5. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    www.nordstrandpickups.com

    When I get to the 'pup's' part of building my 2 basses, I will consider some of Carey's........if I have enough $$.
    Some guy sells a few of 'em on eBay too!