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I'm thinking about getting new pickups, Anyone experienced?

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Posted by ddazey on May 07, 2001 at 22:08:47:


I have an SR506 Ibanez six string bass that I bought 5 or so years ago. I like the play and feel of the bass but the overall tone lacks eveness across the strings. The B, E and A strings are much more present then the D, G & C strings. It's just not even sounding from top to bottom string. I've tried different amp settings to try and 'even' it out but with no luck.

I recently bought a 5 string Carvin "fretless" and I'm real happy with the quality and tone of this bass. I love that from top string to bottom string is very even sounding in levels and tone. But when I switch back to my six string, I have to do so much amp and bass tweaking that it just takes too much time.

So, what I'm considering is changing out the Ibanez ADX6 soapbar pickups with some replacements. I've been looking at EMG-40P pickups but I'm just not sure. Anyone have any experience with changing out pickups to get a different sound? Any advice/ideas would be appreciated.


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