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. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    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 I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Always loved those fretless tones that Tony Franklin got. Unreal!
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