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Underwood "Trick"

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Touch, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Touch


    Aug 7, 2002
    Boulder, CO
    I've made the switch to a BassBax, but still use an Underwood on my plywood bass.

    I have found that the Underwood pickup gives a much more pleasant (and full) tone if you only use one of the two pickups. It seems like there is less midrange cancellation.

    Anyone else have this experience?

  2. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    I use just the bass element, and everyone that i know just uses one element too... even if some volume is lost on the G string,it sounds more "woody" and less piezzo sounding.

  3. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I recently sold my Underwood to Sam Sherry, but I too prefered the sound with the just E string side element installed. Sometimes I'd use both when I needed a little more punch, but often I found the sound too "honky". I'm happy with my switch to a Realist and I've just ordered a Bass Max so I can have some other options.

    - Steve