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Stingray Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by siwel24, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. siwel24


    May 3, 2001
    I have an 'imitation' 4 string Stingray (its called a Tanglewood MM4 I think). The pick up it comes with is ok, but I want to get the 'authentic' Stingray tone.

    I have heard that the Basslines by Seymour Duncan is good, but I think it is probably too expensive - and I cant find any original or replacement units. If anyone knows of a decent Stingray style pickup, I would be very gratefull!
  2. I've just fitted a Kent Armstrong Musicman replacement pickup to a Dearmond Jetstar special bass (it originally had a P p/up fitted where a MM p/up would be, ie. too close to the bridge for a true P bass sound).

    it's cheap (£41 in the UK, $60 in the US), and I've gigged the bass with no feedback problems.

    NB it has covered (blade) polepieces as you can see from the pic in the link, so it will change the look of the bass.

    I've wired it passive with a series/parallel/single coil mini switch.
    in parallel it gets the stingray springy, twangy sound (to my ears).

    the neck coil soloed gets a Rickenbacker-like sound.
  3. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    you really can't get that tone out of any bass excepy a stingray. Its a combo of woods and electronics. Musicman made it very hard to get that sound without buying their basses, good idea huh. Just do what i did and get the sound the easy way and buy one, you won't regret it i promise.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Actually, the Basslines Stingray System is supposed to be able to give you that sound. A lot of people have these in non Musicman basses and say that they get the Stingray sound.