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dayl wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:10 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:18 am There mighty bass arrived this morning, first impressions are decent, action is a bit high down the dusty end but nothing that can’t be cured… looking forward to plugging it in and having a listen!

How is it bro? Does it DONK?

Was thinking of grabbing one and gutting it for a decent crisp and clear jazz bass pup to keep things simple. Mainly because I expect sub par electronics.
The jazz I have, the pup is less than riveting. Will be changing, and pots etc just because. Build quality is fine though, fret ends need dressing etc as expected.
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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head_strong wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:22 pm I recently purchased an Artist Gnosis6 off a forum member and really impressed with it. Pickups are quite dark but otherwise no complaints. Build quality seems great and no issues with tuning etc. Really can't go wrong for the price in my opinion
So coincidentally I found a set of Artist Bull Buckers (based on the JB and Jazz) for cheap cheap so nabbed them and threw them in. Has made a huge difference and sounds great. The original pickups were dark and a bit muddy but these liven it right up. Very happy. I've never played a JB or Jazz so can't comment on how they compare but that's not the point in this instance.

And it looks better as well!
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head_strong wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:28 pm
head_strong wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:22 pm I recently purchased an Artist Gnosis6 off a forum member and really impressed with it. Pickups are quite dark but otherwise no complaints. Build quality seems great and no issues with tuning etc. Really can't go wrong for the price in my opinion
So coincidentally I found a set of Artist Bull Buckers (based on the JB and Jazz) for cheap cheap so nabbed them and threw them in. Has made a huge difference and sounds great. The original pickups were dark and a bit muddy but these liven it right up. Very happy. I've never played a JB or Jazz so can't comment on how they compare but that's not the point in this instance.

And it looks better as well!

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Nice! I rate those Bullbuckers for the price and the one letdown on that Gnosis was the pickups, sounds like an improvement!
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head_strong wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:28 pm Very happy. I've never played a JB or Jazz .
The JB SH-4 is fairly hot at 16.6K Alnico with a focus on the trebs. Jazz on the other hand is a very articulated pickup, and not overly hot at 7.5k, but its a very nice sounding pickup. I see the JB and the 59 SH1 (8.5k) together more often. But I prefer the Jazz more personally).

In comparison the Bullbucker bridge is 15.4K and the neck 7.1k

So there is some slight discrepency in the DCR Output, but this is far from that important. At 15.4k the bullbucker bridge is plenty hot enough, the the BB neck output is fairly similar to that of the Jazz. But Output is just one aspect. I'd expect a good turn out.

Let us know what you think of the bullbucker interpretation. Its a claassic combo JB and Jazz.

I dont own them, but from what ive heard Im extremely impressed by their latest actives, HE-P (there is no other deliniation). They sound much closer to modern EMGs like Hot Retro 70s than the old school 81s seen in a lot of 80s Metal gats. Thes HE-P seem to have a ton of tone variation/capability. Sounding much much more organic, again based off the reviews Ive listened to, so a grain of salt there. Likely due to being Ceramic with an Active coil like some of the more modern EMGs. They are organic sounding to me.

Thought I'd post the pickup list in Artist's, may make things quicker for somebody.

https://www.artistguitars.com.au/view/p ... itars/1599

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