#1
Alright so im finally going to start pulling pieces together for my bass project this winter, but one thing really has me stumped. I cant decided on pickups! I definitely gravitate more to a single coil. Ive looked at Lindy Fralins, Nordstrand (fat stacks or big singles), and even Rickenbacker high gain single coils. I play mainly in Church, but also play some rock/metal as well.

I just want a naturally unique sound that has some flexibility to it. What do you think?

btw the body wood will be either Black Korina or Walnut
#2
naturally unique.

elaborate?

flexible?

I can't bite air.
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#3
something that i wouldnt need to eq a lot, with a little bite and that can fit into various situations and styles
#4
a little bite.

ok.

Nordstrand big singles. naturally fat (which fits everything) and unique.
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#5
cool! any other opinions?

im curious about the ric pickups. obviously it wont sound the same because of the wood difference but it still makes me wonder
#6
not exactly a lot of sounds available. I'd be hesitant to get Ric's when your main goals are unique and versatile- lots of high profile popular musicians get that sound, lots of young musicians try to imitate that sound, and it has a few tones, but none of them really sound like anything else.

why not try a JDJ? versatile from the single coils, and the D(arkstar humbucker) can dial in this sweet vibe for you that not many musicians, famous, club, whatever, will have.
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#7
Since you are thinking about installing Rickenbacker pickups, I assume that you are going to route the pickup cavities yourself. If you aren't going to do this, then the pickup cavities in the body you end up using will narrow your choices.

If you like single coils, look at the Duncans and the Nordstrands. They sound very good. I like the Duncan Quarter Pounder Jazz. It has great tone and a lot of punch.
#8
i thought about darkstars but they are out of my price range.

yes i would be routing the body for the ric pickups.

i listened to the big singles online and they sound good and beefier then most jazz pickups, but im not super impressed
#9
Semyour Duncan Quater Pounder's for Jazz are what I'd go for
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXQM1
Fender Jazz V
Yahama Pacifica 112
Acoustic B200h
2 custom 1x15 cabs
Vox AD30VT
too many pedals
#10
well, what's impressive?

what do you want?

ex. I want a thick bottom end capable of thumping but clearing up into a bright honk with the cranking of a tone knob.
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#11
it just doesnt sound THAT much nicer then other pickups i have heard.

im looking for growl an bite, with an articulate sound but not honky. nothing thin sounding, but supported and defined
#12
EMG single coils, Warwick positioning, hi mid slightly cut.

Bartolini also, depending on taste.
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