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Ever heard of Layne, or Lane Poor pu's?

Amadhunter

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I have a pal that has a couple of old Lane Poor precision bass pu's. I'm trying to figure out the best wiring for them. Going to put them each in a different P-bass.
Not sure about any of the spec.s, just wondering if they are "known", and would appreciate any ideas ya'll could share with us. :)
 

testing1two

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Lane Poor was a small boutique pickup maker that went out of business a few years ago. They are highly regarded and were put in some very high end basses including Kenneth Lawrence and A Basses.

They are passive pickups so wire them as you would any other P-Bass...you need only a volume and tone control and they'll sound great.
 

Amadhunter

Member
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Thanks, I apprecate the info. I found a little info. on the net. Went out of business in 2002, he also made an onboard pre amp, the pu's are low output. We installed it in a ZON bass last night, instead of the P bass, sans pre amp.
Is there a good site for bass wiring diagrams?
 

GremlinAndy

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I dunno if you're aware but Lane Poor PU's go for *ridiculous* money on evilbay.

I mean SILLY! I never heard one myself, but I'd be interested if you ever decide to shift them on (of course)
 

RickC

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Lane Poors are very good pickups that have acquired mythic status due to their unavailability - kinda the way Joe Bardens for guitar were at one time.

Lane also made basses - a bizarre headless contraption called the Minima. I remember when these first showed up in shops and thinking wtf??? I saw the late, great Allen Woody using one onstage with the Allmans in the 90's



/rick
 

The Eristic

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I've played a few basses loaded with Poors. Very unique and "clean" sounding (especially in the mids), somewhat hard to describe. I can understand why, if that sound does it for you, you'd shell out the cash, because nothing else really has quite the same sonic profile.
 

DanGouge

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I dunno if you're aware but Lane Poor PU's go for *ridiculous* money on evilbay.
Yeah, $4-500 range. Mike Watt had them, I think Flea had them on something at one point. I think Lane had some pretty serious personal problems at the time he went out of business. Kind of sad really.
 

GremlinAndy

Member
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I've played a few basses loaded with Poors. Very unique and "clean" sounding (especially in the mids), somewhat hard to describe. I can understand why, if that sound does it for you, you'd shell out the cash, because nothing else really has quite the same sonic profile.

Well now I just gotta hear them... You described my fave tone exactly. Clean sounding (esp in the mids)
 




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