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Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by kimgee, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. kimgee

    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I spoke with Craig at the Nashville Warwick Showroom about the Ghost system, since that is what they sell now. He said I would need to modify the saddle holders slightly for the Ghost inserts to fit. I intend to contact Graph Tech and discuss with them what I need to buy to accomplish my envisioned goal. I will also contact Fishman to see if they have anything to offer, in addition to what they list on their website. Before I do that, however, I want to try to find a compact magnetic pickup that I can mount to a fabricated bracket that I would like to attach to, the already highly modified, bridge. "Try" is the key word there. I am mainly concerned with a high quality and well installed system, as I want to enhance the value of the bass, rather than degrade it. So, I will put some effort into research and design before I make any decisions.
     
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    I just discovered that Shadow Electronic's German site has a whole bunch more stuff on it than the English site has.........including the NanoMag pickup. I can't read German and there is no contact info that I can find on the site. Do any of you guys in that part of the world know if they still make a NanoMag pickup for an electric bass? I know they did in the past, since I have an Epiphone Zenith bass equipped with one. The one I see on the German site appears to be for those girly little six string guitars. The one on my Zenith bass sounds fantastic. In fact, it is the best thing about that bass. I must have one!
     
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    I 'd like to chime in saying that since Warwick makes the Warwick bridge, they should be able to provide info about what can be done with it piezo-wise or piezo-like-wise.
     
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    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    This is definitely getting interesting. I found a contact email address on the Shadow Electronics site hidden in the catalog download section. So, I emailed them about their systems and got this response:

    Hello Mr.Kim,

    We just started to work with Warwick on the electronics for their bass guitars.In order to be able to offer you correct parts, can you please send me a photo of your bass body and of the bridge.
    As soon as I have it in hand,I’ll give you a solution.
    Best regards

    Joe Marinic
    President

    It seems to infer that Shadow is developing a system for Warwick! That would be awesome in my opinion. I sent them the photos, as requested, and anxiously await a reply.
     
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    The Nano PU thing is of great interest to me, as the PUs
    on my Moses Graphite 'berger-type headless FL are shot,
    and they were single coil so I'd rather use something else
    to replace them. Problem is that the PU routs are shallow
    and routing an all-graphite ax is a bit problematic. So my
    hope is to find some very cool PUs of extremely shallow
    depth, fudge them into place, and hide the empty space
    around the PUs with a custom PG.

    I'm aware of the Nano PU on the Zenith. It looks like my
    solution but I didn't know the maker's name and was not
    having any luck searching for a source.

    Mebbe I will hafta get me a Zenith FL ... merely for study
    purposes acoarst, not like I need another ax :)

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    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Have you seen these pickups by Lace Sensor? They are only 5/16" thick:

    Metal and Rock Guitar Pickup | The Aluma P by Lace. Hi Definition Drop in P bass pickup made special for low noise and huge output, gain and sound. for 4, 5, and 6 string basses.

    The description attached to the link is screwed up for some reason, but it goes to the right page. It's the Ultra Slim Bass Pickup - USAB
     
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    Yes. I looked into the aluminum PUs when they were introduced.
    There were kinda pricey and the few reviews posted indicated they
    bassically lacked balls.

    As to the linked PU, the slim Lace with attached cable, my repair
    guy acquired them for my bass and reported that he could not get
    any output from them.
     
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