Archive for October, 2009

Carvin soapbar pickups

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Last week I ordered a few of Carvin’s new soapbar pickups to try out, and they arrived this week.  I have to say that I’m quite pleased with these pickups. (more…)

Announcing the ultimate fretless bridge pickup comparison

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Since I’ve been playing and building my own fretless basses for years, I’ve had the opportunity to try several different brands and styles of pickups. I would like to share what I’ve learned, regarding how important the pickup is to the tonal signature of a fretless bass. (more…)

Warmoth Gecko Fretless 5-string

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Link to eBay auction.

Very nice build.  Too bad this is a “local pickup only”.  The EMG “40TW” dual-voice pickup would be fun to try.

Tobias Growler Fretless 4-string

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Link to eBay auction.

I played a Growler once, many years ago.  It sounded nice.  This would probably sound nice too.

Peavey Cirrus Fretless 4-string

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Link to eBay auction.

Nice Wenge top!  I’d love to try out the Cirrus again.  Many people say good things about the pickups and electronics.