single coils for EH synth & ATK's....AHHH

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Si-bob, Dec 11, 2002.


  1. i'm looking for a bass with single coil pickups (my EH micro synth works best with single coils apparently), i was leaning towards a fender jazz 5 but i'v just seen the Ibanez ATK basses, but only one of their p'ups is a single coil, the other is a triple coil, and even when the single coil is selected it sais it implements the noise canceler in the triple coil, is this gonna defeat the object of having a single coil for my purpose?
    tnx
    *Si*

    p.s.
    probly coulda worded all that a lil better :) sorry
     
  2. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Only if "your purpose" is to pick up hum? :) No, the single-coil mode will have a single-coil sound (it's only "seeing" a narrow section of string) even though it uses the dummy coil.
     
  3. thanks guy

    *Si*
     
  4. the ATk makes many wonderful tones. do be aware that if you like to bump the Onboard EQ on your bass, the effect's response will be altered. I dont care for either of my ATK's with effects. I find the Passive basses are more attuned to that.
     
  5. atk is passive init?

    *Si*
     
  6. on the 300 series and up are all active.
     
  7. to bad, i wanna passive

    *Si*