Single Blade Alnico P-Bass Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Eilif, Sep 5, 2017.


  1. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Anybody tried these or anything like them?

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    I'm finding my Quarter Pounders a bit too brash for country and though it's a bit of a flight of fancy (I'll probably l replace them with Geezers) these Alnico single blades cought my attention.

    That they are made in Korea is also a feather in their cap, though I know that's not a guarantee quality. Also, based on the similiar MIK pickup listings, these might be made by G&B which is no bad thing. For $23 I'm tempted to give it a go just to see what they're like.
     
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  2. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    The new Nordstrand Power Blades are great, but I believe they're ceramic.
     
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  3. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Being ceramic isn't a bad thing. DiMarzio is also ceramic and have great smooth tone. I like their Split P dual rail humbuckers, and have a set in my '76 Precision.
    woio2lfmyhiczprubqib.jpg and they also come in white too
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  4. Handyman

    Handyman

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Not used those but they look spiffy. For $23 it'll be hard to complain even if they don't work out.

    The Carvin P pickup is an alnico 5 single rail deal, but the whole thing is under the plastic cover so you can't see the rail.
     
  5. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Stuff from Aliexpress .....
    Check the pup dimension, look like not direct fit with Fender pickguard spec.
     
  6. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Yeah those are great too. I have two sets sitting in the drawer at home, waiting for a project that may never happen.
    I'm currently running the Nordstrand Power Blades in my main P, and really like them so far. No reason to switch to the Dimarzios at this time.
     
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  7. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Thanks for the info folks. I didn't realize Carvin had a similar setup.

    I also found this pickup which is especially interesting because my P has a huge swimming pool route under the pickguard just below the neck that I put in years ago in an abortive attempt to add a super ferrite in the neck.
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    I know I should probably just get the Geezer (I loved the P/J set in my LTD Vintage 214), but having a big bucker in the neck is awfully tempting. Looks like it's 3 wire too so I could put in a switch to split off a coil.
     
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  8. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Be sure to let us know if you pull the trigger in any of these.
     
  9. grinx

    grinx

    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    i rock a set of Reverend Guitars P-Blades. No idea who makes 'em (doubt it is Reverend) but they sound warm and round
     
  10. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Just to follow up. I fiddled about with the pickup height on my quarter pounders and they sound good again so I'll be keeping them for now and not buying any mystery blade pickups.

    However, right now a 35" neck is being made for my jazz bass. I'm very tempted to buy one of those super-light palouina p-bass bodies from GFS and slap the current neck on it so I may revisit the MIK Alnico Blade pups in a month or so. If I got this body I could even slap the MM bucker in there...
     
  11. PawleeP

    PawleeP

    Oct 8, 2012
    East Coast
    anyone try the blade bardens JBE engineering?
    I have a jazz I'm tricking out, and the pole pieces
    (especially on the E and G) are off.. wonder if it even matters much?
     
  12. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    I haven't. I decided against buying another p-bass body for the neck and just sold the neck.

    I guess someone else will have to experiment!
     
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