Your Music Man? plays great, now make it sound great with this powerful 5-string ceramic magnet pickup and special 3-band Tone Circuit designed specially to bring out the best tone of the mid- and late-'70s Stingrays?(sold seperately). The hum-canceling pickup offers a highly musical tone contour with a richly articulated bottom, major midrange, and lots of treble. It's got a nice, mild bark without being overly brash, and it's not at all harsh in the mid-range. The low end is full and strong without being mushy or foggy. The Tone Circuit preamp will squeeze out every drop of tone your bass is capable of yielding. The lows are deep, clear, and tight. The mids range from ultra-smooth to punchy and all points in between. The treble control can produce a very wide, very usable response that is brilliant, yet smooth without any brittleness. Pulling up on the volume knob engages the proprietary Slap Switch, a special EQ contour made just for slap-style playing. Push the volume back in and you're back to your three-band preset. All of this is available in an amazingly quiet on-board package. The pickup is best used wired in parallel.
Music Man? used Alnico magnets on the original 1976 StingRay? basses. These groundbreaking instruments are some of the most highly collectable basses of their era, and are known for producing some of the most popular bass tones for metal, rock, blues, and funk. Installing a ceramic magnet in a conventional humbucker will tend to make it brighter and edgier with a punchy bass response and a higher resonant peak. However in the case of our SMB-4/5A Music Man replacement pickups, the Alnico magnets, together with unique coil windings, have the effect of extending both ends of the frequency spectrum beyond that of their ceramic magnet counterparts. In other words, the SMB-4/5A Alnico version is both warmer on the bottom and more detailed on top. We use .375? (3/8?) diameter Alnico 5 rod pole pieces and a winding spec that?s designed to produce the same resonance as the original 1976 StingRay. The SMB-4/5A is available in 4- and 5-string replacements.
9V (Up to 36V can be used for increased
1.55mA @ 9V (higher current at higher voltages)
Maximum Signal Swing
2.7V @ onset of clip
+3 to +9dB
-3 to -11dB
Mfg. ID: 11402-32