what does vintage mean?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. I hear all these pickup manufactures going for vintage tone?
    Fralins/SD ect.... all for that vintage tone?

    what does that exactly mean? I'm guessing they are meaning that vintage as in the 60's. The 60's were know (expecially for jazz basses) for an aggressive, beefy tone.

    So are they, by saying vintage meaning aggressive and beefy?
  2. Vintage being the tone of old Fenders in the 50s-60s, basically. Warm, beefy tone. Some of these new pickups are "vintage" but overwound a bit to make them a bit hotter and give a modern edge, but essentially they're looking for the warmth of older Fender pickups by reproducing the materials and design.