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  • Apollo Jazz Bass set

    Any thoughts on these?


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    Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    The ones I tried were very vintage sounding Jazz bass sound. I can't imagine I'd ever choose anything else in a a vintage-type Jazz bass. They sound really good and are dead quiet.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

      Just heard a YT comparing several Duncan Jazz Bass models. I'm a guitar player who just plays bass on home recordings, but this just dropped on my radar for a pickup swap on my 2013 Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special. While leaning on a Lightnin' Rods set with a STC-3A EQ, I'm now wondering about matching an Apollo bridge with a Vintage Bass SPB-1 and a STC-3P EQ for overall vintage tones with loads of tone shaping capabilities...
      Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), Epiphone Les Paul Special (SP90-1 set), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (TB-15/Lil59n), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:L6 Helix Floor, Digitech Drop & FreqOut, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal;

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      • #4
        Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

        Well, the Apollo bridge (like most vintage-based PJ setups) will be overpowered by the P bass pickup. The Hot Stack will balance the volumes a bit better.
        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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        • #5
          Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

          Guess the Lightnin Rods won't be as unbalanced as the passive models I mentioned. Am I wrong?
          Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), Epiphone Les Paul Special (SP90-1 set), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (TB-15/Lil59n), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:L6 Helix Floor, Digitech Drop & FreqOut, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal;

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          • #6
            Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

            I always thought the Lightnin Rods were balanced better than the vintage P & J sets.
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #7
              Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

              Thanks, Mincer. Although they are active they seem to have a vintage vibe to them, so considering all the advantages, namely balance and noise free operation, coupled with the STC-3A they should give me all I'm looking for, and more!

              Well, better start saving, then!
              Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), Epiphone Les Paul Special (SP90-1 set), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (TB-15/Lil59n), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:L6 Helix Floor, Digitech Drop & FreqOut, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal;

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