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Thumb 5 soundclips (before & after change of pickups/preamp)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ari, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Ari


    Dec 6, 2001
  2. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    It definitely is a lot more mellow.

    I believe the main thing wrong with the sound of the thumb 5 is the pickup placement though.....it just sucks. The thumb 4's sound is far superior, and I bet if you placed a third pickup in about the same place as the 4's neck pickup, it would make worlds of difference. Post more before/after clips after you do that! ;) :D
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio

    i really wish i had a soundcard at the office
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Nice phat sound!!!
  5. What pickups and pre amp did you put in there, it sounds so much better, hell, even I like it.

    Oops, did'nt read what that said. Forget the question part of that.
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    "here it is with a new pair of pickups (Crel) and a new Preamp (E-pro)"

    In the first post.
  7. I think it would sound better with Bartolini hum j's, and an aquilar pre amp:D ;)
  8. i actually much prefer the 'before' clips than the 'after' clips, even though they have a lot of zing on top. they just sound cleaner to me.

  9. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I agree. You need the onboards to give you a lot more bass to make up for the lack of that usual neck pickup rumble I recently tried out a bunch of different pickup/preamp combinations on my thumb 5 after the MEC's died. I ended up with an Aguilar OBP-3.