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What's your favorite kind of pickup ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AllodoX, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. Single Coil

    8 vote(s)
  2. Humbucker

    21 vote(s)
  3. Stacked Humbucker

    1 vote(s)
  4. Soapbar

    13 vote(s)
  1. What do you guys consider the best kind of pickup ?
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I don't.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Me neither. Also, the term "soapbars" denotes only the shape of the covers and not the actual windings.

    And this should've been posted in "pickups" in the first place. :p
  4. Yeah.. i noticed the ' pickup ' section after i posted it here.. sorry about that..
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    C'mon fellers, ease up :)...AllodoX's posts are in single digits.
    Let's not scare `im off. I'm currently a nut for piezos (Fishman).

    Future "evil" plans include a RioGrande Powerbucker, an old
    single coil P-bass type, a DiMarzio X2NB, and the F.A.A.S.
    piezo system :D .
  6. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Martini girls are my favorite (anytime,anyplace,anywhere) ........Oh ,Hang on, I think I've got the wrong end of the stick here...................
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Wasn't trying to give 'em a hard time;). I don't have a favorite kind of pickup. I like Bartolini "brand" pickups but as far as number of coils, shape, etc. ... no preference.
  8. Rickenbacker's TOASTER and HORSESHOE... Wow! Try them!
  9. I like humbuckers because they have a nice full sound, and with today's technology and strings, don't sound muddy like years ago. I like the crisp top end of single coils, but if there's the slightest bit of hum; they are garbage can bound. Also, using
    the Precision, Jack Casady and Musicman as examples, I like just one pickup on a bass. Two are more versatile, yes, but one pup seems to make me focus more on my playing rather than small adjustments in tone.

    Mike J.
  10. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Apologies Brad-dude...I had just woke up when I posted
    that. All was well...I hadn't had my recommended daily
    allowance of run-ins with generic morons, power-mad
    wankers, and inept-i-tuders....

    ahm reddy NOW [​IMG]

    "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue" :p
  11. InfinityJaco


    Jun 5, 2001
    I currently have an MEC J-bass pickup and an MEC humbucker...both are incredible!!
  12. My favorite kind of pickup is a Ford.

    Sorry. I would have to go along with the Bartolini comment. Each style/ design has its place, and my basses have different combinations.
  13. I like split coil humbuckers, like on a P Bass, fat sound. Although I also like the clarity of single coils. It just depends on the situation.
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Who you callin' a mo-ron?

  15. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Nooo, no, no, no....awwwww crap :( . I'm talkin' `bout
    my "day" job...'Yes non-technical "technical lead" boss-
    type person, the sky IS indeed falling. Shall we drop
    everything and call a meeting till we're all warm & fuzzy?' :rolleyes:

    I always thought it'd be a cool challenge to employ Bart's
    six string, P-bass type in some sorta' custom monstrosity.
    Do they even make those anymore?
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    No problem, mo';)

    George Furlanetto of F bass used to make a 6 string P type for his sixes with matching wooden cases. Sweet pickup. Don't know if Bill currently makes one but he probably would...if you don't mind waiting a year or so;)
  17. My favs are a toss up between EMG hummers and Single Coil J-styles. I like the sound out of both of them a lot.

    But I don't mind naything else.

    :said in sarcastic tone: Naw, I hate P-style. It just sucks.


    Rock on

  18. The best pick up style is the soapbars , I'll stick them
    on anything. Especially the barts and ken-smiths.
  19. they are very able to produce a number of tones and have a response that you can't get with traditional pickups.
  20. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    Aren't Soapbars = Humbuckers basically? and where are the P Bass pickups and Lightwave and so forth :)


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