Bass Pickups

  1. Great Fender Precision Bass Pickups

    Great Fender Precision Bass Pickups
      The Fender Precision Bass is easily one of the most well-known instruments in the world, used by numerous bass players and on countless different genres of music. While its shape, feel and playability are huge reasons why the P-Bass is so popular, in the end, it's the tone that makes it a cut above the rest. But as good as the tone of the stock set is, you might be looking for something a little different, something that sounds more like your style. With that in mind, we'd like to share with you a few of our favorite Precision Bass replacement pickups. Continue reading →
  2. A Closer Look At The Seymour Duncan Antiquity Series Pickups

    A Closer Look At The Seymour Duncan Antiquity Series Pickups
    Pickups are always evolving, with new flavors and variations coming out all the time. And one of the companies taking charge and continually pushing the pickup market is Seymour Duncan. Whether you’re looking for something new and modern or a pickup set that accurately recreates the legendary tones of the past, they've got you covered. If you're in the group that likes your pickups as close to the classics as possible, the Seymour Duncan Antiquity Series Guitar And Bass Pickups was made exactly for you.       Continue reading →
  3. Simple But Effective Bass Tone Upgrades - Part 2

    Simple But Effective Bass Tone Upgrades - Part 2
    Last week, we began our multi-part feature on worthwhile bass upgrades for improved tone, taking a look at various pickups made to give your sound some added quality. This week, we're moving on to the next natural step: electronics. While making any changes to the inside wiring of an instrument might seem a bit intimidating to players that are not accustomed to wiring systems, it's not nearly as tough as it might seem and the potential benefits make it at least worth a look. In several cases, you don't even need a soldering iron to completely upgrade your instrument's wiring as several manufacturers sell easy install kits that require nothing more than a screwdriver. And even if you do, most electrical setups are pretty straight forward and there are plenty of guides online to help you along the way. Continue reading →
  4. Simple But Effective Bass Tone Upgrades - Part 1

    Simple But Effective Bass Tone Upgrades - Part 1
    Whether you're looking to give an old, worn-out bass a much needed tuneup or breath new life into your perfectly good instrument, the following upgrades are some of the best ways to easily and effectively get better tone quality and give your bass a fresh new feel. Today, we're starting off with the big one - pickups. If your bass is anything less than professional-grade, you owe it to yourself and your instrument to pop in a set of aftermarket pickups. While the pickups that come with most of today's bass guitars are pretty good, the sheer number of pickup manufacturers and the tonal options available should make you give this upgrade heavy consideration, especially if your still equipped with a stock set and are interested new tones. Whether your bass accepts humbuckers, single-coils or even soapbars, there are a wide range of pickups available to you in several tonal styles.   Continue reading →
  5. Brand Spotlight: Aguilar Bass Pickups And Electronics

    Brand Spotlight: Aguilar Bass Pickups And Electronics
    With over 20 years in the business, Aguilar Amplification products can be found in concert stages and studios across the globe while their preamps and pickups in particular have found a home in many of the world's best basses. What started off as an one-time collaboration between Dave Boonshot and Alex Aguilar (on what eventually became the infamous Aguilar DB 680) turned into so much more, eventually deciding to start Aguilar Amplification in 1995. They soon began creating a wide range of amazing products that went beyond just a better bass preamp, including heads, cabinets, pickups and even effects pedals -- all created with a superior engineering process that always kept the real world perspective of bass players in mind. With their personal goal of "constant improvement," Aguilar Amplification continues to push the boundaries of tone by contributing to every aspect of a bass's sound, built on the back of superior engineering, top of the line equipment and a deep dedication to continual refinement.   Check Out Some Great Aguilar Gear Below! Continue reading →

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