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The Right Electronics for 80s Metal?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Gabe7539, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Gabe7539

    Gabe7539 Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    Hello, I really like the bass tones of Tony Franklin and Steve Digiorgio. I was wondering if anyone could recommend me the right pickups/preamp that could tackle both tones off the "Symbolic" and "Blue Murder" albums. I need something in a soapbar housing. I am torn between the Seymour Duncans ASB-6 Phase 1 Basslines, EMG actives or the Aguilar DCB's. My stock preamp is okay but it's kind of like full on/full off, there's not much range. As long as it can cover those two sounds I'll be in good shape.
  2. We need information...
    What kind of controls are you expecting it to have?
    two-band or more?
    active/passive switch?

    Out of those choices I'd get the Aguilar pickups & you might as well get their preamp to go with it.
  3. Gabe7539

    Gabe7539 Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    3 band EQ, passive switch with the passive pickups, otherwise not. The BCQ has the sweepable mids which I like.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Always loved those fretless tones that Tony Franklin got. Unreal!

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