Originally Posted by Gizamluke
I have just started medling with design of basses and whatnot, and will be getting my own custom made in the not too distant future, few months or so.
Pickups have always been something that I havent paid much attention too, and I was just wondering if someone could give me a lowdown on whats out there. I play a warm but punchy metal tone.
What do you mean by "warm" and "punchy"?
To me, a warm bass tone will not have much highs. Which is the opposite of most metal tones. Is this really what you want?
A punchy tone will depend mostly on playing style, but good use of compression can make punch too, neither of these are based on pick ups.
Reading between the lines, I would check out Norstrands.