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    I'd get a custom PG to cover over
    the humbucker hole, and just use
    the piezos possibly with Fishman
    electronics. But then I'd also yank
    the frets ;-)

    There's also a trick of using the
    humbucker to buffer the piezos
    with no battery power required.
    Google "Mag Pi" and "Wendler".

    Neither of these solutions is likely
    to approximate the original voice
    of a 2002 SR ... but, if thaz what
    you want, get a 2002 SR. They're
    not exactly a rare beast. Maybe a
    project-loving non-purist will take
    yours in partial trade against one
    thaz already ready to rock ?
    Last edited by Golem; 07-27-2019 at 02:15 PM.
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    Installed the Nordstrand and the bass is amazing. Sounds great and is back to life and you can’t even tell it’s not the stock pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armybass View Post
    Installed the Nordstrand and the bass is amazing. Sounds great and is back to life and you can’t even tell it’s not the stock pickup.
    Awesome!!! I had the same experience with Nordstrand while looking for an old Stingray tone on a newer SR5. It blew me away when I first plugged in, and it still does! The bass is heavy, 10.5 pounds or so, but since I changed the pickup to the Nordstrand MM5.2 and the preamp to the John East MMSR 3-band, the bass literally feels lighter and plays easier (neither of which are true, but just shows how much getting your perfect bass tone will do!). If I ever get my hands on a Stingray 5 Classic, I'll probably put the original pickup and preamp back in, but for now I'm 100% satisfied.

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    Definitely Nordstrand (I have one in the tool box)

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    Quote Originally Posted by armybass View Post
    Installed the Nordstrand and the bass is amazing. Sounds great and is back to life and you can’t even tell it’s not the stock pickup.
    What pickup did you go for in the end ? (You won’t go far wrong with what ever you chose)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
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    Definitely Nordstrand (I have one in the tool box)
    What did you go for ?
    Have you tried his Blade pickups ?

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    What pickup did you go for in the end ? (You won’t go far wrong with what ever you chose)



    What did you go for ?
    Have you tried his Blade pickups ?
    I wanted to have a spare so I tried a "MM 4.2" on my 89 Ray. I have it put away for a rainy day.

    I haven't tried the blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
    I wanted to have a spare so I tried a "MM 4.2" on my 89 Ray. I have it put away for a rainy day.

    I haven't tried the blades.
    I did debate going for that but at the time the BigMan had just been released, it’s twice as thick at the standard pup and has twice the bite. Distinctive but possibly not for everybody.

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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