#1
im curious is it possible wihtout to much modifacation to put some better pickups on it?
#2
It's possible to put better pickups in it and easy as long as the new pickups are the same dimensions, but honestly I wouldn't bother. Upgrading an Epiphone EB3 is a waste of money.(no offense)
Fender FSR Standard Jazz Bass(Sapphire Blue finish!!)
Squier VM TB Bass
Squier Precision Bass(heavily modified)
Behringer 180 Watt Combo<--My EQ pedal made this sound decent O_o until I get my Gallien-Krueger half stack
#3
Quote by FenderAmpeg93
It's possible to put better pickups in it and easy as long as the new pickups are the same dimensions, but honestly I wouldn't bother. Upgrading an Epiphone EB3 is a waste of money.(no offense)


Why? I don't understand why putting good pickups ina cheap bass would be bad, surely you would get quality tone for less money.
#4
Quote by Spaz91
Why? I don't understand why putting good pickups ina cheap bass would be bad, surely you would get quality tone for less money.


No, because pickups only change a tiny amount of your sound.

In order of tone effecting, it goes:

Amp > Bass > Strings > Pickups.
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#5
Quote by Nutter_101
No, because pickups only change a tiny amount of your sound.

In order of tone effecting, it goes:

Amp > Bass > Strings > Pickups.


I see, so why would I pay more than, say, £400 for a bass when the only thing that really makes a difference is reliabilty?
#6
Quote by Spaz91
I see, so why would I pay more than, say, £400 for a bass when the only thing that really makes a difference is reliabilty?


You're paying for name, reliability, tone, features, quality of wood.

Alright, you buy a Fender Precision. It has an Alder body, Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard, nickelsilver frets, trussrod, passive tone control, fender p pickup.

It doesn't have any of the following. Ovangkol body, maple body, ash body, Afzelia body, walnut body, mahogany core with maple cap body. It doesn't have a wenge neck, a 9 piece laminated neck through made with walnut, ovangkol and maple. It doesn't have a wenge fretboard, pau ferro, bloodwood. It doesn't have bell brass frets. It doesn't have a two way adjustable trussrod. It doesn't have an active EQ. It doesn't have a coil split humbucker and a noiseless jazz pickup.
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Quote by Nutter_101
It doesn't have any of the following. Ovangkol body, maple body, ash body, Afzelia body, walnut body, mahogany core with maple cap body. It doesn't have a wenge neck, a 9 piece laminated neck through made with walnut, ovangkol and maple. It doesn't have a wenge fretboard, pau ferro, bloodwood. It doesn't have bell brass frets. It doesn't have a two way adjustable trussrod. It doesn't have an active EQ. It doesn't have a coil split humbucker and a noiseless jazz pickup.


Luckily for me I dont have expensive tastes, I'd be perfectly happy with a MIM Standard Jazz, it has all that I need and it's relatively cheap. My current bass (a Squier) has an active EQ and I honestly cant see the attraction; like you said, most tone comes from the amp. The only thing stopping me from sticking with my current bass is the reliability and the won't change much >£400.


I think we may have gone off topic slightly...
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