Passive P-Bass Pickup Roundup

It is hard to believe that there was a time before the electric bass. But just about 70 years ago, the Dark Ages were upon us as bassists were still using upright basses for new forms of dance music becoming popular with teenage audiences. These bassists were still packing their oversized violas in the Family…

Silver Zephyr SPB-1 or Zephyr Voltron

There are a lot of options in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop for us bass players. Whether you want something that’s fairly simple (like SPB-3 pole pieces with the SPB-1 wind) or something crazier, the folks at the Custom Shop can make it. With that in mind, when I was spec’ing out the parts for my new bass build, I knew we had to have some very special pickups in it. And it hit me:

Flatwound Roundtable

If you’ve read my original bass string primer, you’ll know that there are many different tonal characteristics to be found in the roundwound string realm.

Tone of The Beast: Steve Harris Bass Pickup

The British Invasion continues with our newest offering, The Steve Harris SPB-4 Bass Pickup. While being new in that you will be able to get it at your favorite music store, it’s actually the same custom pickup that Steve Harris has been using for over ten years. Steve has always had a tone and playing…

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