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Bill n'Becky Wilde Pickups
When Bill released the L90 in 1976 he revolutionized the guitar industry by releasing a new pickup design with twin blades. At that time there were two models, the L90 4.0 and L90 6.0. This pickup was released in an era when the PAF dominated and the L90 is a high performance pickup with no feedback, securely mounted, no hum and has a beautiful low-end creamy sound.
When we re-issued the program in 2006 Bill extended the model choices by adding the 2.0, 2.8, and 8.0 models for
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Discussed in Pickups for ES-335 Bass (Chinese) in the TalkBass community
A favorite subject of mine! - Guitar pickups and bass pickups work on exactly the same principles. This means that you can use guitar pickups on basses and bass pickups on guitars! ... ... more
Splinters, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recommendation! You mention the "4H" version of the L-90, but I do not know what that means. I see the L-90 ... ... more
Discussed in Passive Pickup suggestions for Hollow Bass in the TalkBass community
In that case I can enthusiastically recommend the Wilde L90 in either the 4H or the 6H version. Crystal clear highs, full and deep lows, and plenty of output. I have used them, and I have recommended them to others who have been pleased with them. The price is quite reasonable, they're made in the US, and they have an impeccable ... ... more
Thanks for the recommendation. I will look into them. You say you have used them on before - did you mean on bass? If so, what kind of bass did you put them in? ... more
Discussed in Pickup suggestion for Bass VI type build in the TalkBass community
Ah, that means you can choose from the huge variety of pickups that are marketed/labeled as "guitar" pickups. (Hint: they work fine for bass too.) Such as: - L-90 - L45-S - D Activator-X™ Bridge | DiMarzio - Cool Rails™ Strat Pickup | Seymour Duncan - Lace Deathbucker And since you're using essentially the same spacing ... ... more
Discussed in Learn something new every day.... in the TalkBass community
That looks like a guitar HB sized pickup, so if it were me, I'd be tempted to look a something like a Wilde L90 (2.0 or 2.8) before messing with a piezo and electronics. ... more
Thing is I want to amplify the sound of the resonator, not just the strings. That fretless resonator that Steve built has no electronics at all, purely acoustic. I been meaning to put a biscuit on it as well. ... more