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PostSubject: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:31 am

I'm not sure if anyone here has tried one, but I have to tell you it is one of the greatest pickups to use effects with.

The pickup itself has little to no treble, no attack response, just woofy sub bass. It certainly nails the Jack Bruce Cream sound, but I would hardly recommend one for everyday use.

Still no other pickup does what it does, the Model 1 comes close but is a more diluted attempt. Combine a mudbucker with a single coil high out put pickup and you nail the Billy Sheehan sound.

Still I find the real beauty is combining it with fuzz, overdrive or bass synth. You get a wonderful, almost Taurus pedal effect.



I used it on these two songs for the synth bass, buzz bass & regular bass parts
Crazy idiot bass Player
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=578947&songID=7804811


Avalanche - half way through the song (around 2:00) - using the purple Line 6 guitar synth (totally died after I recorded this)
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=578947&songID=5097675
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:06 am

Thats a Pitbull at the bridge, IIRC, did you have to rout out extra wood for that, as (also IIRC) the normal bridge pickups in them were minibuckers?
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:36 am

It looks too wide (vertically) to be a minibucker, so I'd think it is a pitbull. And yes, I'm pretty sure you'd have to do extra routing for that
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:43 am

[quote="Kugelspot"]It looks too wide (vertically) to be a minibucker, so I'd think it is a pitbull. And yes, I'm pretty sure you'd have to do extra routing for that[/quote

For sure its a Pitbull, he's said as much before. Thats why I was asking him about the extra routing...
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:50 am

Yeah I routed it, I moved it as far away from the bridge as I could without having to notch the pickguard.

Here the way it came from Ebay for $200 including just the Mudbucker & Bridge. It had a new homemade neck grafted on it.

I have a machine shop here at work- Lathe, drill mill, vacuum former, Band saw etc..





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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:53 am

That is just too awesome! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:59 am

I would also recommend the Big D Varitone. It really is helpful when used to shape sounds using effects. Its huge now that he had to use orange cap capacitors now.
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:10 pm

What you've done to that bass is really sweet.

And I really dig that synthy thing at the end of Avalanche. It sounded a lot like the intro to the Entwistle song "Back On The Road".
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:25 pm

I absolutely concur!

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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:30 pm

do you guys know anything about the (gibson?) darkstar model pickups? they kinda look like the mudbuckers. i had them in my guild ls II and i've always wanted to aftermarket them in another bass.

i'll search for them online tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:34 pm

doh!

http://www.hammoneng.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:19 pm

The Darkstars do look like really cool pickups. I would really love to try one. I'll bet they sound fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:27 pm

^ The Lakland Decade has them. Try searching darkstar pickup on Youtube

Also, tonally they're nothing like Mudbuckers. They're not even humbuckers of any sort
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:33 pm

Mhmm! I've seen/heard them, but not in person. I'd like to try them out for myself to see how they sound with my playing.

Yeah. The fact that they are single coils attracts me even more. Cool They're so huge for single coils, though...I always wondered about that.
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJKtLSVHRg

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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:21 pm

Wow, those sound really nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:23 pm

They really do, huh?

Here's something I want to try badly:

http://mikelull.com/Test_web/store_new/store_home.htm

I think being able to put a Tbird pickup on something like my Hamer...man, that'd be sick!
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:25 pm

I'm still waiting on them to get off the mark with 5 string Darkstars.
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:05 pm

so now i got 3 pickups i want; mudbuckers, pitbull muy grande powerbuckers and darkstars.

... and after i get one set of them, then another will be replaced or added to my wishlist with the q tuners.

so many choices ... so few banks to rob.
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PostSubject: Re: Gibson Mudbuckers - Smell the mud, embrace the mud, be one with the mud   Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:35 pm

madmike wrote:
so now i got 3 pickups i want; mudbuckers, pitbull muy grande powerbuckers and darkstars.

... and after i get one set of them, then another will be replaced or added to my wishlist with the q tuners.

so many choices ... so few banks to rob.

I feel ya! Laughing
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