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    Default Apollo Jazz Bass set

    Any thoughts on these?


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    Default Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    The ones I tried were very vintage sounding Jazz bass sound. I can't imagine I'd ever choose anything else in a a vintage-type Jazz bass. They sound really good and are dead quiet.
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    Default Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    Just heard a YT comparing several Duncan Jazz Bass models. I'm a guitar player who just plays bass on home recordings, but this just dropped on my radar for a pickup swap on my 2013 Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special. While leaning on a Lightnin' Rods set with a STC-3A EQ, I'm now wondering about matching an Apollo bridge with a Vintage Bass SPB-1 and a STC-3P EQ for overall vintage tones with loads of tone shaping capabilities...
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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    Default Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    Well, the Apollo bridge (like most vintage-based PJ setups) will be overpowered by the P bass pickup. The Hot Stack will balance the volumes a bit better.
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    Default Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    Guess the Lightnin Rods won't be as unbalanced as the passive models I mentioned. Am I wrong?
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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    Default Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    I always thought the Lightnin Rods were balanced better than the vintage P & J sets.
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    Default Re: Apollo Jazz Bass set

    Thanks, Mincer. Although they are active they seem to have a vintage vibe to them, so considering all the advantages, namely balance and noise free operation, coupled with the STC-3A they should give me all I'm looking for, and more!

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    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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