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What basses are made with both Piezo and Magnetic pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jibreel, Oct 29, 2006.


  1. jibreel

    jibreel Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Seattle
    Thanks in advance

    Interested in basses that come stock with both Piezo pickups and magnetic pickups.

    Also, bass builders that offer the option of both.

    Particularly semi-acoustic and light weight basses.

    I know of course that any bass can be modded so no info needed about that.
     
  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I know Carvin does both.
     
  3. you can get a Stingray with both magnetic and piezo pups
     
  4. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    a whole lot of custom builders will do that for you if money is not a stopper.
     
  5. Rick Turner

    Rick Turner Commercial User

    Jul 14, 2004
    I design and build electric basses and pickups under the Turner, Renaissance, and Electroline brand names.
    Turner/Renaissance Electroline...
     
  6. The Jerzy Drozd Legend is semi-acoustic with individual piezo bridge saddles and a magnetic pickup.

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  7. steinbergers do
     
  8. Yes, the Steinberger Synapse basses are lightweight and have both a magnetic and piezo pickup. I have a 5-string fretted and fretless and I absolutely love them. The Synapse fretless is the best fretless I've ever heard/played and the fretted has the grind, crunch and clarity for all my needs, probably my #1 of all my 25+ basses.
     
  9. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Examples I can think of right now (though loads of people will do it, pretty much any builder you want)...

    Status- played one with both magnetic pickups and a Piezo in the bridge

    Fodera- Vic's Fodera with the piezo set

    Warwick- It's offered as an option when ordering a bass

    Sound of Sweden- Jonas's first basses from Sound Of Sweden were fitted with "Shadow Piezos", if you look at the front of the "Thumb basics" book you can see a wire coming from the bridge to an external battery. He later had the wire passed through the bass internally.
     
  10. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal

    he can install that system in all of his basses.
     
  11. rockdoc11

    rockdoc11

    Sep 2, 2000
    You can also check around for an older Peavey B Quad 4, their Brian Bromberg bass.

    Overall a very nice zingy piezo sound, and an underrated bass.
     
  12. Continuum

    Continuum

    Oct 31, 2005
    The Ibanez EDA905, It's out of production but they aren't that hard to find. The magnetic sounds good and solid. The piezo pickups are Fishman, I guess they're one of the better makers but to me it sounds nasally.
     
  13. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I know MM Stingrays do, it's an option.

    I'm not sure, but I think Godin might as well.
     
  14. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Other than ones already mentioned:

    A lot of places have it as an option but if you're looking for something semi-acoustic...

    I've seen pictures of a Rob Allen with both magnetic and piezo...don't know if it's a "standard option" (contradictory term, but you know what I mean). Didn't love the feel of the RA's I've played though.

    I've been curious about Shukers...like the Artist bass here:
    http://www.shukerguitars.co.uk/artstd.htm

    And a third is Wendler:
    http://www.electrocoustic.com/main.html

    Marshall
     
  15. tadawson

    tadawson

    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Bongos too . . . .

    - Tim
     
  16. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    +1

    i got one on order. should be here in january.
     
  17. As one can tell from the posts above, there are many alternatives, and I think most luthiers have piezos on their lists of custom options. They are a bit more rare on production line basses, but they do exist. Like on the Fender Power Jazz:

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  18. ebe9

    ebe9

    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
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