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Rio Grande Pick-Ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kevbassman, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Ian_Flash


    Jan 17, 2013
    My Guitarist uses them. They are BALLS OUT tone monsters! No experience wit bass yet...
  2. I'm going to try to put muy grande powerbuckers in a blacktop pbass body. I talked to Dave about it, he's the sales guy there. He was helpful, and suggested that I use two bridge pickups, since the two pickups seem to be the same size. I'll just have them wind one of the pickups to neck specifications. From what I see from testimonials and from what I see on the website, they look like very high quality pickups.

    TBGFRED Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Panama City Beach, FL
    I have the RGs Vintage Jazz Vs in the only true Jazz bass I own. A/B'd them against a variety of single coil and humbucking jazz/narrow aperture pups, including:

    nordstrand sc
    original fender mia deluxes sc
    bartolini sc


    emgs j (thin j and j40 shape)
    dimarzio ultras and area js
    joe bardens js
    bartolini stacked hb'ing js
    suhrs stacked hb'ing js
    fender samcobalt noiseless js

    they are big and detailed at the same time. all jazz, for sure. installed series/parallel switch and they are pretty muscular in series. also very manageable/versatile when talking to an audere z-pre.

    the installed pups stopped work down at the tech's shop. everyone had to take a turn ....

    build quality very good. mine are mounted without covers

    good luck.

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