Help Me Choose a Set of 5 String Bass Pickups

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  1. BladeDTMGuitarist

    BladeDTMGuitarist SS.org Regular

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    I don't like active pickups, hands down my normal choice would be Bare Knuckle all the way but they don't make five string bass pickups yet. I'm Looking for a pair of Jazz Bass style passive pickups, and passive pickups for an LTD F415FM Bass that can easily do metalcore,deathcore, and deathmetal.
     
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    Baelzebeard Grinder of strings

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    Bartolini CB series are passive. The output is moderate without the preamp but totally acceptable to me.
     
  3. Dionysian

    Dionysian More gear than sense

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    My 5-string Sandberg has Delano pickups, and it sounds insanely good. Granted it's a JM-setup, but it sounds just as good with the MM-pickup split. Sounds like this:

    https://soundcloud.com/dionysus666/mad-bass-tone-pt-iv-shitty-day

    EDIT: I see you're in the US. Delano are German, so you'll probably end up paying extra VAT if you go with those.
    Bartolinis are famous. So are Nordstrands. Haven't tried either though, but if they're anywhere near the Delanos, you should be good.
     
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    combustion SS.org Regular

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    Seymour Duncan Passive Phase II NYC Soapbars are direct replacements for the EMG 40s and they have a nice metal tone in drop A with the right amplifier. Not sure how they'd sound on your bass though.
     
  5. BladeDTMGuitarist

    BladeDTMGuitarist SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys i've been checking into the Bartolinis and i will have to look at the duncans
     
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    HaMMerHeD SS.org Regular

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    EMG HZ (passive) bass pickups are quite nice.
     
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    facepalm66 The Master of Joints

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    Djent Obviously!

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    If you can splurge for them, Lindy Fralin pickups are extra nice.
     
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    If you want Delanos in the US I believe you can buy them from Conklin Guitars and Basses, right? That would save on import charges and such if you're interested.
     
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