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Seymour Duncan SMB4A?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by smo, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Hi everyone!

    I currently play through a Yamaha RBX 160 4string bass (which i've had for about 10 years) and I'm looking at upgrading the pickups.
    I've come across someone willing to sell a Seymour Duncan SMB4A, cheap. I'm pretty experienced with woodworking, have a router etc. and the work would be easy - BUT - would this be a good idea?
    What sound is this pickup comparable to? (Is the Stingray tone close?)
    What other changes would i need to make?
    (My current bass has only VOL and TONE knobs - would i need to add a pre-amp or extra nkobs etc?)

    I'm a bit of an electronics noob, so please explain what you mean (as if speaking to a noob. :help: )

    Thanks in advance,
  2. I have the 5-string version in two of my basses (one active, one passive) and I love it to bits. It's definitely Stingray though maybe a bit more "refined" and not so agressive as the ceramic magnet version. It's a passive pickup and doesn't need a pre.
  3. Thanks.

    Will I need to add more tone controls, other than the VOL, and single tone knob?