What pickupsshould I buy?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by x_FireInside_x, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. x_FireInside_x


    Dec 13, 2001
    I play in a Hardcore band influenced by Pantera, life Of Agony and Danzig. I play with a pick mostly but then I also slap alot. My bass influences are Mudvayne, and AFI. I have a 5 string Ibanez. what pickups should I buy for an better sound in this style?
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    You don't have any profile info, (for shame!), so I don't know what design(s) you need.

    But as for brands, my preference would be Basslines. Not only are they great pups but they will take them back if you decide you don't like them in 21 days (or around that long).

    EMG's give excellent slap sound because they pick up string movement in 2 axis. They also cut through loud guitars well. But, people seem to either love or hate EMG's.....no middle ground. Some owners say they are "bass shy" and are big on the mids.

    Do a Talkbass search for both names. You'll find tons of opinions.