Pickups

lipstick pickups

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Well I couldn't start this thread with Hey Lipstick Dudes so anyway, on to the question

Classic Dano lipsticks were low output -- low 3K,s like Hi Lo Trons. I think even the Korean reissues were like this.

But lots of aftermarket ones are available in higher output. I don't think there was ever one specifically developed for bass probably because the design just is what it is- but I thought of putting something w/ a little more kick into this righteous Dano shorthorn I just got.

Any suggestions what output might work best... highest not necessarily the best.

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Hey Lipstick Pickup Dudes wouldn't have worked either, would it?'

Here comes Lola with the low spark of high-heeled boys.

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Turn the amp up, high powered lipsticks just don't sound as good as their low powered kin.

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Hey Lipstick Pickup Dudes wouldn't have worked either, would it?'

Here comes Lola with the low spark of high-heeled boys.

– Proteus

And Dee Snider right behind ....

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I use GFS lipstick pups, a little on the high side but they do sound great. Cheap too! The original Korean model in my 90s U2 was a bit weedy on its own

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Well advice I have gotten from others is like Mr. Tubs - don't mess with it. And in the age of 500 watt bass amps, just turn up.


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