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Suggestions for new basses with a true neck/mudbucker pickup?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Timpala, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Timpala


    Nov 13, 2011
    I am looking for a new bass that has a true neck pickup. Or, get that sound. I have been interested in the Guild Starfire (which has the pickup in the "sweet" spot") I want something that has the Rivoli bass tone. Any suggestions?
  2. BassDaddy77


    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Gibson Midtown might be a good option. I've really enjoyed mine so far. The SG basses also have a big humbucker right on the neck. They are short scale, but their Epiphone cousins are 34" scale, if you have a preference.
  3. BassDaddy77


    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Also, a Fender/Squier Tele bass might do the trick.
  4. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Yamaha BB 714BS will do the trick. It's the more budget-friendly Billy Sheehan bass.

    You can definitely get the "thud" and the mud with it if you so desire.

    It's a nice instrument - I just wish it was offered in translucent finishes.
  5. CiceroProfundo


    Mar 26, 2012
    I've a BB714BS and I've modded another bass by adding a dual blade humbucker at the neck. It might be worth doing this if you have a bass you like but want the sound of a neck pickup.