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Thoughts on replacing stock pickups with Delano P/J's

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jmoneymill, Apr 9, 2014.


  1. jmoneymill

    jmoneymill Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2014
    Portland, OR
    I have an 1997 Ibanez Soundgear SR1010. She looks great but has never really sounded all that great unless she is going through a Neve 1073 into an LA2A compressor in the studio. I am thinking of replacing the stock pickups/preamp with Delano PMVC-4 and JMVC-4 passive pickups. I don't know whether or not replacing the pickups is a good idea, but it is something I have been thinking of for a few months. Anyone have any knowledge or ideas on the matter?
     
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Suggestion: Listen to the tone of the instrument unamplified for a little bit, and decide whether or not you like it. If you like the unamplified tone, but not the amplified tone, then consider a pickup swap. But if you don't like the unamplified tone, then consider another bass.

    Delano makes great stuff.