Sheptone announces the release of their new line of pickups for bass guitar.
The first model available is the P-Bass pickup made to replace and upgrade current pickups installed on Fender Precision basses and similar models. The new pickups are available now directly from Sheptone and inventory will be shipped to retailers over the next few weeks. All pickups are manufactured in the USA at their Port Orchard facility.
The new P-bass pickups are to vintage spec using alnico 5 magnets, #42 plain enamel wire and measure out at 10.3k. The quality and authenticity of the components is essential to the production of these pickups as small changes to the raw materials can have a drastic affect on how the finished product sounds. Sheptone President, Jeff Shepherd is very careful to insure the quality of his product from start to finish.
The Fender Precision bass was first introduced in 1951. Although it is not the first electric bass guitar to be made, it has long been the standard in the music industry. The instrument has been copied by countless other instrument manufacturers using similar style and designs of the original. One particular element of the instrument is the pickup design. The original single coil pickup was replaced with a split coil pickup, wired to create a humbucking effect. Though the original manufacturer's pickup is sufficient, musicians have longed for a more reliable, consistent and accurate pickup and the new Sheptone P-Bass pickup delivers just that.
To give insight as to what drives Shep's pursuit, he states "My philosophy is simple...pickups should be transparent and allow the primary tones of the wood to come through. It is a wooden instrument after all. If you really listen to those classic riffs and tones that we all know, you can hear the wood and that is the key. While some secondary tone is inherent to each pickup's design, the job of the pickup is to respond to the players' touch (dynamics), enhance the natural harmonics and overtones that accompany each note, and transfer this "voice" to the rest of the signal chain."
MSRP $120.00 per set with black covers
For more information, please visit http://www.sheptone.com