#1
I was looking around at basses, in particularly the LTD B-155, and they have soapbars for pickups? What are these and what do they sound like?
#4
if you want me to explain it more than here it goes: a soapbar is a humbucker cased in a pickup case that looks like a soapbar (well not really but you get the point?). there are several different kinds of soapbars and its common to see them on 5-6 string basses like the Ibanez SR505 and SR506 basses.
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#5
EMG is famous for their soapbars, which come standard on some basses (both of my Deans came standard with EMG soapbars).

Basically, soapbar pickups are pickups which look slightly meatier than J pickups, but aren't quite humbuckers. They're usually thinner than humbuckers and are always covered. Ibanez uses a lot of soapbars, as well as other brands.
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#6
Soapbar is the shape. Underneath the soapbar, you can have single coils, stacked coils, true humbucker, etc.
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That's what soapbars are, but never mind that, what kind of bass is it?
#8
Soapbars are just pickup covers that can be veriace(sp?) sizes. So, depending on the measurements of it you can narrow your idea of what the pickup could be.
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Soapbar is the shape. Underneath the soapbar, you can have single coils, stacked coils, true humbucker, etc.


Exactly.

Guy above me, it's spelled "various".

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#10
bartolini also makes nice soapbars
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That's what soapbars are, but never mind that, what kind of bass is it?


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#12
Man, I'm not a big boutique bass guy, but that Ken Smith is fruckin' beautiful!
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Man, I'm not a big boutique bass guy, but that Ken Smith is fruckin' beautiful!


Funnily, I'm a relatively big boutique fan, and I don't like Ken Smith looks.

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And to add to the weirdness, I don't like 'em cuz they look too "fat" to me for some reason, yet my favorite Ken Smith ever was... a 7 string bass!

Yeah, I don't get me either.
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