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Where Do I Stand With These Electronics?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DLemos, Feb 25, 2016.


  1. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I recently traded for a new Fretless, and I am wondering where these electronics fall in comparison to other electronics available- raw tone wise.

    The pick-ups are a Fender Vintage Noiseless snug against the neck, and an Artec Piezo at the bridge. It also has a Fishman Powerchip pre-amp installed. No tone knobs, just volume.

    I guess to get the ball rolling I can throw some fancy companies in here, maybe compared to some Bartolini's, or Aguilar, maybe even some old-school mud-buckers in a 60's Gibson EB. Thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  2. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    Am I allowed to "bump," this?
     
  3. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Pictures would really inspire some responses I bet...
     
  4. Will_White

    Will_White

    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    Does it have a stereo output?
     
  5. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I think it does....
     
  6. Will_White

    Will_White

    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    Do you like the tone?
     
  7. Murdoc_420

    Murdoc_420

    Jan 20, 2016
    Colorado
    tone is in the fingers
     
  8. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I love the tone. Just seeing what else
    is out there...
     
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    If you love the tone I suggest not even opening that can of worms. You may spend a fortune to end up back where you are.
     
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  10. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I do not intend of changing them, I am just looking for what else is available, maybe for a bass build in the future or something.
     
  11. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    Not interested in having two basses sound the same!
     
  12. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    None of this talk is easing my curiosity to see this bass... In fact I don't believe you have this bass. TB rules, no pics...no bass!

    :woot:
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016
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  13. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I don't think you have to worry about that. You've got a pretty unique combo there.
     
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  14. Will_White

    Will_White

    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    Yeah I don't think that you'll have any issue with having two basses that sound the same, I have a similar configuration on my fretless with a strat single coil sized humbucker at the neck and I've yet to hear anything that has a similar tone, add in the piezo and you have a recipe for a killer unique tone. I can't comment on the fancier pickups but compared to a Mudbucker at the neck I think that the noisless singlecoil will have more top-end definition then the Mudbucker and a similar low end, IME the high end is dictated mostly by pickup style and low end is dictated by pickup location.
     

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