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Warwick Steamer ST2 pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tubehead2, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. tubehead2


    Jan 26, 2013
    Hi I just got a used Warwick Steamer Stage 2 today.
    It sounds really nice sweet sparkling high, focus dry and warm mid + bass. Tone of wood. ^^

    But this bass come with radio and noise. Plus I prefer the sound in passive mode. I have read reviews of MEC pickups & electronic (come with Warwick bass), most people prefer them removed and replaced with Bartolini, EMG, seymour, Aguila or whatever. And the get wonderful result.

    So I think, after honeymoon period, if I decide to keep this bass, I would have the preamp remove and change the pickup. Passive or Active pickup but no preamp.

    I still want to keep some of the nice tone I love about the bass and warwick tone too. My pickup choice narrow down to

    1. Delano JC5 HEs
    2. EMG X Series
    3. Aero Type 1

    Any experience on those pickups or suggestions would be very helpful ^^

    PS. Funk, blue, blue rock, Jazz and soul is my genre.
  2. Have you made a decision on your pickup swap?
  3. tubehead2


    Jan 26, 2013
    Yes, I just install Delano JC5 HE.
  4. What do you think of the delanos?
  5. tubehead2


    Jan 26, 2013
    Full body, warm, clear, smooth & even frequency respond with tight deep focus clean low B. ^^