Show me the three-pickup production basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kjpollo, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    Seeing a recent thread that showed a couple of 3 pickup Paul Reed Smith basses got me thinking- besides that model and the Stu Hamm Urge, what other production basses featured a 3-pickup setup?

    I'm not thinking about piezo-equipped models just because the piezo's are not visible.

    So there you have it- what other standard production model basses feature(d) a 3 pickup setup?

    Please post pics if you have 'em!
  2. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
  3. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    Oh Geez- I forgot all about the Big Al- I even played one of those last year when they first came out!:oops:
  4. Clover Basses:

    Landing Basses:
  5. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    That Clover is sharp!

    I thought Landings were all customs-guess I was wrong about that.
  6. Mouradian. I have no pic, but they came outta Boston wtb three pickups.
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Most of the Burns basses (like the Bison pictured below) had three pickups- I assume they are production instruments, but you don't see many of them around here so I'm not sure.
  8. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Don't forget the venerable G3
  9. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    No longer mine and maybe not a stock design, but...hey! wanted three pickups so her you go!


  10. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    G3? I'm having brain cramps- who made that one?
  11. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Gibson made the G3.
  12. jgsbass


    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    y'know you could just buy a pickup and put it .....ohh nevermind. That thread went nowhere:bag::D
  13. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I think Gibson has a 3 pickup bass out now.
  14. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    It's funny, but I always think of my Lakland as being a 3-pickup bass...even though two of the pickups are contained within a single housing.
  15. bamba22

    bamba22 Commercial User

    Dec 24, 2009
    owner of
    they look nice, that's for sure
  16. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
  17. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Stanley Clarke and his legendary G-3


    They paid him to do that!
  18. don´t forget the new ibanez jtbk 300 ;)

  19. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man

    It's a fiver so I feel okay posting another Big Al.

    Also, this one's mine!
  20. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    My Gibson G3. I'm thinking about, at some point down the road, getting a Big Al 5 in matching color (black/tort/maple/matching headstock). I'm not usually a fan of active basses but I've played a few Big Als and have been impressed with the tones I got. Plus that combo would look freakin' sweet.


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