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Username: free_trade_inn

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 6:10 pm:   Edit Post

I am interested in getting the above pups for my home made bass.
I have a couple of questions so if you could help I would be very greatful.
Firstly what is the difference between the 2?
I mainly record direct to recorder (AW16G) as opposed to playing live, will I need a dedicated Alembic pre or will a good mic pre with DI do the same job?
The pups on my bass at the mo are a pair of EMG Jazz what sort of results generaly can I expect with replaceing them?
I may make a bass just to use the Alembic pups is there anything else I need to know or take into consideration?
Kind regards,
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 467
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Ralph, welcome to the club. I can't address your questions but I did see this thread which talks about some AXYs for sale.

Username: mica

Post Number: 2777
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

AXY and HB refer to the pickup shapes. The AXY is the classic Alembic soapbar size, and is the same shape we use on Series I basses, Spoilers, and Stanley Clarke models. HB are direct replacements for Gibson humbuckers.

The electronics suffix of AE-1 is only for 1-pickup models, like a P/AE-1. That will get you the split P pickup and 1 volume and 1 filter control.

Most of the electronics we sell are the PVF (like AXY/PVF). These include a pan, volume and filter control.

AE-3 is the suffix for the pan-volume-bass-treble arrangement of controls. You can use just about any pickups we make with either the PVF or AE-3 electronics (or even electronics from an offered model, like Signature).
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 276
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Here are some I found on ebay uk and they are very cheap.
You may want to check them out.

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