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Which pickups/preamp to make a Corvette Std Ash sound more vintage ?

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Luc Saint-Elie, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Luc Saint-Elie

    Luc Saint-Elie

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    Hello,

    I have a Corvette Std Ash MIG 2007, and as much as I love (I really do) the wood (the neck seems to be designed for my hands) I find the sound too modern for my taste, and for the kind of music I play (jazz/blues/songs).

    Is there a solution (pickups and or preamp) that could make it sound more vintage ?

    Thanks in advance

    Luc
     
  2. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Salut !
    I gave you some advices on OnlyBass, so I won't reiterate here :)
     
  3. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    I guess a Warwick will never sound like a Fender. The very stiff neck makes it always a bit more aggressive. You could try more vintage sounding alnico pickups. Flatwounds maybe?
     
  4. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    I advised for a set of Seymour Jazz Antiquity and a passive wiring vol/bal/tone. Or maybe with a Tonestyler.

    I'm pretty sure you can achieve a nice vintage-y sound with a Ash body corvette.
     
  5. herb vibes

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    use old strings and cut the treble..
     
  6. Henrythe8

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    Looks like he already did that.
     
  7. Luc Saint-Elie

    Luc Saint-Elie

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    Thanks a lot guys
     
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