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Transformation

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jvasquez18, Sep 19, 2001.


  1. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    is it possible to change my standard ibanez gsr 200 pickups for any active? one of the reasons is that when i barely bought the ibanez the tone knob was messed up and i couldn't change it because the shop was so far from home. the other reason is that i have a low volume amp
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Yes, you could put an EMG-P or several others in it. If your tone control doesn't work right, you might just want to replace it. It's not too hard. Also, there are plenty of passive pickups that will kick up your sound quite a bit, and probably be louder than the stocker. Depends on what you're looking for.
     
  3. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    how much does it cost?
    what kind of passive pick ups pump up volume?
    i'm not really into how good it sounds as long as it's low.
     
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound (SPB-3) and Hot for P-Bass (SPB-2) are both pretty loud. I REALLY like the SPB-2, but the Quarter Pound is pretty popular, too. If you just want volume, however, an inexpensive option is the Rolls Red Square, which is supposed to be a Sonic Maximizer/exciter type thing, but will function as a preamp with active tone controls.

    You can get the pickups listed above for about $60, or maybe less if you shop really hard (you're in the US, right? I forgot to check), but that's just the pickup, no wiring, labor, etc. I think you can get a Red Square for somewhere in that price range, too.
     
  5. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    sweet
     
  6. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    my bass has a PJ configuration