Wading through the mud...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mossiebass, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Mossiebass


    Nov 15, 2012
    Cork, Ireland
    What pickups would be a good replacement for an Epiphone EB0, something to add more clarity? All I can hear is mud.
  2. punisher911


    Jan 20, 2005
    Clawson, MI
    I've heard/read somewhere that the Dimarzio Model One is a good replacement.. I think that's what it's called.
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The Model One was designed as a direct replacement for the 1960's series Gibby mudbuckers. It is somewhat less woofy but it's still a low frequency heavy pickup. It does sound more contemporary.

    Please search TB for "dimarzio model one" and you'll find discussions which mention it.
  4. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    An Epiphone EB0 pickup is also a good replacement, as it's much less muddy but still deep.
    Edit: ignore the above - you've started with one, and I misread, thinking you had a Gibson EB0.

    You can also find a pickup winder to unwind the pickup a bit (at least by half) to tame the mud a bit and restore clarity. Or you can wire the coils in parallel which will instantly take boominess away.
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

    Try a Ric toaster or or high gain.