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What Happened To Lane Poor?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stingray96191, Sep 18, 2001.


  1. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    WhatHappened To Lane Poor, I was All psyched about ordering my new Flea Bass from Modulus, with the Lane Poor Pickup, but they tell me that option is no longer available.
    Is there Any way to get a MM style Pup For this bass anymore(Lane Poor Pickup That Is)
    Beaver At Bass Central told me the SD was the closest in sound to the Lane Poor so thas what I ordered. Any Thoughts?
    Thanx
     
  2. Lane Poor has gone out of business, sadly.... :(
     
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    When I was spec'ing my custom, I looked for Poor like the CIA is looking for Bin Laden. So, I've seen about every reference to him a search engine can find up till July.

    Since it was on the net, take these with a grain of salt;

    - One person who lives near Poor's shop said he went by one weekday afternoon this past spring. He didn't see anyone in the shop but the shop was still full of machinery.

    - Somebody with a bass company made a reference to his making pickups for an as-yet-to-be introduced bass. I can't remember where. I know it wasn't a company website, more like a site where some people in the bass biz were chit-chatting.

    What weirded me is that his website dropped off the planet for Nov - April, (approx.) and then it showed up again. But no responses are given to emails and the phone just rings.
     
  4. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Damn, is there any sort of outlet for getting used pickups,or a store that would sell some Lane Poors that they had before he closed?
     
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    The closest I came to what I wanted was by emailing stores that were LP dealers to see if they had any in the back room. One place said they would take them off a used bass they had on the sales floor. The rest were out of them, but some of those gave me leads to follow. But all I could find were for sixers, (I have a 5 string).

    You could also try bass luthiers who offered them as an option. Some of these folks stockpiled them.

    If you look back a month or so in the Talkbass "for sale" forum, a person in Hawaii was selling his unused 6-string Poors and preamp at cost or reasonable offer.

    If you're really serious, Larry Pollack at Aero would make some clones for you......if you don't mind the cost, :rolleyes:
     
  6. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Thanks but for now ill probably just stick with the seymore duncan, they tell me it has that similar overdriven sound. what i really need is a music man replacement so the six won't help, but thanx for your help. Maybe in the future ill contact larry pollack at aero.
     
  7. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I have a Seymour Duncan Basslines Music Man 5 replacement pickup for sale if you're looking for one. I used it in my old Stingray 5 for about a year, then sold the bass put pulled the Duncan pickup out before I sold it.

    Its in excellent condition. $70 shipped anywhere inside continental U.S.

    Eric.Moesle@att.net
     
  8. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Thanx eric but what i wanted was a lane poor 4 string music man replacement, preferably out of a modulus flea bass
     
  9. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    what about a stingray pickup? nothin' like the real thing, as they say.
     
  10. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    i alredsy have a stingray, its a five string but it serves its purpose. Im buying the flea not to sound like a stingray, but to sound like a flea. Anyone who doesn't know what this sounds like needs to listen to recent RHCP or 97-98 janes addiction, and the people at modulus tell me that the pickup flea had in his first batch of flea basses.(he must have a ton of them. at least six i have seen him play) was he lane poor. The ones he has built now all have the basslines with either the bartolini electronics, ( which i ordered. Three band although flea uses two) or the basslines with the aguilar preamp.
    It would be nice to find a original pickup from one of these basses. But thanx for your suggestions
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Actually, up until the last album, he didn't use the Flea bass in the studio.

    And if you want to sound like Flea, you'd better get his rig and his hands too.
     
  12. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    Yep, and do the extensive research into the roots of funk like Flea has done, so you'll have the sensibility and the vocabulary.

    I think Flea's best stuff gets sold short about 90% of the time because his more athletic slapping stuff gets all the attention. The best stuff he's done, IMO, is on "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", where he did mostly fingerstyle. The guy is a monster, no doubt, but not because he can slap at light speed. Wish more of the younger players would realize that.

    Oh, and a Modulus with Lane Poors will get that tone...I had a Q5 with LP humbuckers that nailed it.
     
  13. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    you are rigth about everything. To sound like flea you definatly would need his rig and his hands, and im working on that. I can play almost all of the rhcp stuff ive ever heard, almost note for note. But who wants to do that, the real fun is in improvising.
    And even though he did not use the flea bass with RHCP until californication, he did use it with Janes Addiction, on tour. And there are numerous live tracks with him playing that available online.
    But thanks