Pickup poll

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Which do you prefer?

Soundclip 1
Soundclip 2
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Pickup poll

Post by T-Dub » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:04 am

Which pickups do you like better?

This is going straight into a Tc Electronic Konnekt and then into Logic. No Eq, effects, anything, just the straight signal. Bone-dry.

I play 3 segments, 1st is fingerstyle, tone up. 2nd is Picked, tone up. 3rd is fingerstyle tone down. I have reasonably new roundwound strings on.
Bass is an 03' Fender Precision, all stock barring pups.

Now which do you like the most? Hazard a guess as to what you think each one is!

Soundclip 1 http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9397613

Soundclip 2 http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9397612

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Re: Pickup poll

Post by model.citizen » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:22 am

soundclip #2 sounds much much fuller with more fundamental, but i don't think it would cut through in a band setting as well as soundclip #1.

the tone-down fingerstyle of #2 is far smoother than #1 for those kinda applications.
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Re: Pickup poll

Post by john » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:37 am

Sound clip one sounded richer to me, especially with the pic.

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Re: Pickup poll

Post by timi » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:49 pm

The higher output of the second one will make it seem fatter but it does have a warmer low end than the first one, which may or may not be good in the mix.

Are you picking them based only on the DI'd tone?

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Re: Pickup poll

Post by sonicfantom » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:14 pm

The first segments sound similar, I wouldn't mind either pickup for that part.

The second and third... First pickup probably wins hands down, but I usually don't play with the tone wound down or with picking.

You know, the second part of the second sample... sounds a bit electronic...
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