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  • Demanic
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    Alright!
    But really, given the current circumstances, I'm probably not going to be dropping cash on them any time soon. Maybe next year, if I'm still here.

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  • JOLLY
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    I have a set that I've been meaning to have put in one of my Spectors. I'll probably be getting that done within the next couple of weeks. I'll let you know what I think.

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  • Demanic
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    Works for me. I'm a bid fan of DD Vernie and Dave Ellefson.

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  • JB_From_Hell
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    Are you familiar with Jeff Hughell? He’s in Six Feet Under, and records solo stuff. He uses Blackouts in his 7 string Warwicks. Sounds muy aggressive.

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  • Demanic
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    I put a set of strings from these guys.
    They cryogenically treat them. They sound good, but the stock pickups just sound meh. I'm considering the Blackouts based on what I have heard about the guitar version.

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  • JB_From_Hell
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    I've had mixed-luck with bass pickup swaps so far.

    Put Antiquity Ps in my P bass and PJ. Ultimately didn't think they sounded enough different from the stock pickups to keep them. Replaced the Ant with an old school EMG P in the P bass, nuked the tone knob, and I love it.

    Put DiMarzio Model Js in my Warwick. Love them.

    My Meyers has a Delano ceramic MM pickup, with a 2-band John East preamp. If I put stainless steel strings on it, it's a little zingy and hi-fi. Right now, it has EB Cobalt Slinkies, and the tone is divine. Still modern, but full in all the right places, with no offending frequencies. I really want to put a bypass switch for the preamp on it, so I can hear the Delano by itself. Switching between different types of strings on that bass has given me more results than pickup swaps did in many guitars.

    Just curious (not trying to talk you out of anything), did you replace the strings on your Jackson with the same, or try something radically different?

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  • Demanic
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    I'm pretty much settled on the Blackouts unless someone can convince me otherwise.

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  • ehdwuld
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    hmm

    is the Ibanez not an import bass

    MK1 is whats in mine

    same same
    Last edited by ehdwuld; 05-29-2020, 09:51 PM.

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  • dystrust
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    Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
    used on ebay $40
    https://www.ebay.com/i/313088467448?...lgv%3DDefault#

    these should sound more like the Ibanez

    these are new from Pitbull Audio

    https://www.pitbullaudio.com/bartoli...-position.html
    Those aren't the same pickups; the eBay set are MkIs pulled from an import bass while the set from Pitbull are real, MIA Bartolinis.

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  • ehdwuld
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    I thought of putting Carvin pickups in my Ibanez basses
    but then I played them and thought

    Nah

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  • Demanic
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    Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ibanez-...s/253210963733

    those wont fit the Jackson though will they?
    Nope. I checked out the five string version and they have three mounting screws, the Jackson's have only two.
    The Bass Blackouts also have two. It looks like they also have the same wiring.

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  • ehdwuld
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ibanez-...s/253210963733

    those wont fit the Jackson though will they?

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  • Demanic
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    Apparently Ibanez calls them PFR's.

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  • Demanic
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    Not sure exactly what model the ones in the Ibanez are. Here's a photo.

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  • ehdwuld
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    used on ebay $40
    https://www.ebay.com/i/313088467448?...lgv%3DDefault#

    these should sound more like the Ibanez

    these are new from Pitbull Audio

    https://www.pitbullaudio.com/bartoli...-position.html
    Last edited by ehdwuld; 05-28-2020, 07:36 PM.

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