ThunderBucker Max pickups
Comparison clips: first phrase and turnaround is the 66 version and the second phrase and turnaround is the new TB Max. Recorded from the "test mule" bass on a direct box; no amp, EQ or compression. Fender scale neck, round wound strings. These are very "bare bones" clips, useful to hear the differences between the two vintages of pickup, but, because they are direct-in, without compression, EQ or use of a bass amp, not the sound you'd really get in a studio or live.
TB Max neck comparison
TB Max neck and bridge comparison


Comparison Clips, 63 ThunderBucker and 66 ThunderBucker
Recorded from the "test mule" bass on a direct box; no amp, EQ or compression. Fender scale neck, round wound strings. These are very "bare bones" clips, useful to hear the differences between the two vintages of pickup, but, because they are direct-in, without compression, EQ or use of a bass amp, not the sound you'd really get in a studio or live.

66 ThunderBucker neck only
66 ThunderBucker neck and bridge

63 ThunderBucker neck only
63 ThunderBucker neck and bridge