soapbars that grrrrrrrrrrrrowl?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Matt R Miller, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    hello, ive got a conklin GT5 and i'm looking to get more growl out of the lows. recommmend any type of pickup. standard 1 screw-on-each-side 5 string soapbar. thanks for any help
  2. My soapbars do grrrrrrrrowl. EMG 40P5 (neck) and 40J (bridge). I'm pretty sure they are PJ pickups in soapbar housings (their model name is kind of a clue, heh).

    Most of the time I play with the neck pickup soloed (hi-fi P-bass-like tone). I can also get a Jaco type tone from the bridge pickup. With both pickups on, the tone is smoother with still a bit of growl.
  3. The Bartolini X5 ought to do the trick, and I think they're the same size too.