PICKUP & PREAMP DEMOS

7 Studio Preamp Bass Shootout

If you do studio work,  check out this preamp shootout. It’s quite open, including audio interfaces with on-board preamps, dedicated rack units as well as a single preamp pedal…

DiMarzio Pickup Shootout

The pickups in your bass are the first pieces to capture the tone – or rather string vibrations – you create. Obviously, they have a huge impact on the overall nature of your bass sound…

Bare Knuckle Pickup Demo

We can’t stress it enough that pickups are not just pickups… And there is a whole range of new sonic possibilities to explore out there once you dig into replacement pickups…

P Pickup | Regular or Reverse?

We all know that a P pickup is a split humbucker, and that the part picking up the lower strings is closer to the neck than the other. That’s how Leo Fender designed it and how it should be, right…?

Mike Pope | Signature Fodera

Mike Pope has his own signature Fodera model, Viceroy, and rather than simply choosing wood and pickup combinations, he wanted to implement some groundbreaking new concepts to the table…

Nordstrand Pickups | Big Blades

One of the most wanted replacement pickups in recent years has been Nordstrand’s Big Singles for J-type basses. Now Carey Nordstrand is ready to launch a new type: Big Blades…

Precision Pickup Shootout

Pickups have a huge impact on your bass tone. But it can be hard to A/B test them directly as it obviously takes time to swap different sets of pickups. So, the solution seems to record the same bass with different pickups installed…