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Aggressive pickups

Discussion in 'Bass Pickups & Electronics' started by boston asphalt2, May 5, 2011.

  1. boston asphalt2

    boston asphalt2 Official Forum Pain in the Ass

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    I am looking for some help hare regarding some nice aggressive pickups my friend can put in his rather bland Fernandes bass. He does not want MEC or EMG pickups. The pickups in his Fernandes look like the EBMM Stingray humbucker pickups, but is not 100% sure they are the same size because they were made in house by Fernandes.

    The only other pickup companies I know are BassLines and Nordstrand. Anyone have any suggestions for pickups he can use to bring out the aggressiveness of his tone a bit more? thanks!
     
  2. lasteffect

    lasteffect Forum Nudist

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    Bartolini?
     
  3. Ian

    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    Delano ?
     
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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    What's his definition of aggressive? Does he want hot pickups or pickups that get slightly distorted when he digs in?
     
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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I'd say pickups that give more bite to the growl:)
     
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    the mos growly pickups i've seen was the EMGs!!!
     
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    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    Any reason he's anti-MEC/EMG? i would think both are pretty aggressive.
     
  9. bassoctopus

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    From what I did to the 12 string (under advice from my luthier) I just left the active pickups and put in an Aguilar OBP-1 preamp. What a difference it made.

    It was an easy fit if you can wield a soldering iron, and cost me around £60 all in (bought from the Amazon in the States). It now has comparable output to the Infinity.
     
  10. flipper_gv

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    Delano are very aggressive.
     
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    E.M.♣♣♣♣ing G.!
     
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    +1 Delano
     
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    Seymour Duncan make some nice Pickups :)
     
  16. Adhesive_X

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    delano's are aggressive and sound great. Used them to swap out the Barts in my ZOn Sonus.

    Bartolini's are way too polite and mild for me after playing EBMM for a few years.
     
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    I swapped out the Bartolini pre for a John East uni pre, but kept the Custom wound Bart pickups that were originally in my 1994 Sonus 5. The new pre has internal pots for customizing the high freq, low "window" with both a pot for the lowest and highest freq for the bass dial. It also has push/pull for an extra boost at 10khz and most important of all a mid control with sweep.

    It now sounds a lot more aggressive if I play that way and I can really tailor my tone with it whatever backline I run into.

    I am sticking with the Barts If that bass becomes even a bit more aggressive I am afraid it will kill me.
     
  18. Marcoelwray

    Marcoelwray Commercial User

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    Delano. Carfeul with the pickup choice, the range can be confusing sometimes (like the JMVC FE/M2 or JMVC HE/M2, huge difference of output, one letter in the pickup denomination…)

    DELANO MC 5 HE/S

    This one is available in two size, can be Handy, if you want to go on high hard wooly output you can use the series wiring….
     
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