Upgrading an Ibanez Soundgear

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ArmyHawk, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. ArmyHawk


    Jul 20, 2009
    New England
    Ok so I'm new to the forum here and fairly new to bass. (Just under a year) And I'm looking at upgrading the sound of my Ibanez SR300. More specifically, I've been researching pickups, namely the Basslines ASB active soapbar set from Seymour Duncan.

    So basically, I'm just looking for some input here...

    1.) Will the pickups I like (Or anything seymour duncan for that matter) fit properly in my current setup given the preamp and Soundgear body style?

    And 2.) Is this bass even worth modifying, or should I just save for something higher end?

    Feel free to comment away and any help or experience is greatly appreciated...
  2. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    check seymour duncan's website and look at the measurements of pickups to see if they will fit your current bass. More than likely you have passive pickups and an active preamp so make sure you know what you need. I know nothing about the SR300 though.
  3. Try Bartolini. Those are what I have in my SDGR Prestige and I love them.
  4. +1 to the Bartolini. I got to play a warwick with them once.... wow. All I can say.
  5. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    both of my Ibanez's have Barts in them and I will agree that they are great.
  6. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    I'm about to dump a couple of talkbasser David Schwab's SGD pickups into my SDgr body. Should be here soon.
  7. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    +1 to the Bartolinis. My SR505 has the Mark 1 set with the Mark 1 preamp, great sound.
    I'd fully recommend it.
  8. ArmyHawk


    Jul 20, 2009
    New England
    Ok cool I do like the sound of Basslines pickups, but it seems like the Bartolinis would also be a good choice. What are some of the sounds that come out of Bartolini pickups?

    I like to do mostly classic rock but prefer the punch of an active pickup. Does Bartolini make anything along those lines?