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Still searching for the perfect tone...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Scuzzy666, Dec 18, 2000.

  1. Ok, I need a heavy, dark, demonic tone and I've already been told D'Addarios guages 45-105 should do the trick, but what about pickups? P&J? Humbuckers? What? I have basses with both styles so that's not an issue. Also, what company makes the best pickup suitable for my means?

    Ever have that feeling like you're a little kid in a toy store with so many toys to buy but you have no idea where to begin? That's where I'm comin' from, man.
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I hear Seymour Duncan Quarter-Pounders (P & J) are pretty hot, for a passive drop-in.

    For humbuckers...Is it a "standard", "Gibson-style" H/B ?
    I checked with DiMarzio to see if they still make the X2N-B model.
    ( http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=9051 )
    It's also passive, but hotter `n he**.

    G A S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) :D:D:D

    :( Give the DR Hi-Beam "Heavy" (50-70-90-110) Stainless Round set a shot!
    Eeee-v-il [​IMG]

    [Edited by notduane on 12-18-2000 at 11:30 PM]
  3. BazzMonkey


    Aug 25, 2000
    I would reccomend a Precision Quarter pound (P)and a Hot stack (J) these are made by Seymour duncan, and those 2 should give u a nice sound....if your leaning active though...I'd reccomend the Active 4str J's by seymour, OR those split Pstyles by DiMarzio (actually I'm not sure if those are active but you can get a dark tone out of them).
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    :) Those DiMarzio Split P's are passive. You can get `em in
    black or white from M/F for ~ $70. They're "blade" style,
    like the X2N-B, though not as powerful.
    Each half is a humbucker unto itself.
    :confused: Oh! I got one to replace the pup in my Yamaha RBX260F.
    I haven't got off my butt to install it (yet). I got some shielding stuff
    from Stew-Mac at the same time I got the Split-P. I figured I'd do
    the shielding and install the Split P at the same time.
    ( over X-mas break? :rolleyes: ).

    Here's a blurb from the description:
    [Edited by notduane on 12-19-2000 at 02:47 AM]

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