Wasn't quite sure what to expect with these except that I knew it would be an upgrade from the EMG Selects that I put in when I built the bass. To be perfectly fair, I also switched to a 500k volume pot from a 250k and also changed from a ceramic .047 capacitor to an Orange Drop of the same value. I play flat wounds that have been on the bass for the 14 years that it's been in existence. Mahogany tone wood with a maple neck. I run passive for now and may add a preamp at a later date with a push/pull switch pot.
The first thing I noticed was the wider range of tonality as well as a slightly increased output. The more I compared older recordings with the EMG, the more I noticed the clarity and richer tones the pups put out. I'm able to get the deep tones on the lower strings and keep some of the highs on the upper strings without getting a ton of fret twang.
If you're on the fence, jump. You won't be disappointed.
As for the company, they shipped them out quick and packed well for the transit from Maine to Arizona. A+ 10/10 would recommend.
Delano pickups are the best sounding for passive bass. They are nice and articulate without sounding mushy! I have been playing bass for a very long time and these guys are the real deal! Thanks Fat bass tone!
I own over a dozen of these and have had every pickup made. These in my opinion blow everything away.
Delano products are made in Germany, less popular than other brands, so in North America it’s a bit tricky to get Delano pickups or preamps. I am a fan of the brand. I have/ had Delano in almost all my axes, and to get the gear I had to deal directly with Delano in Germany. Fat tone Bass simplified the process, they had is stock what I needed, and they provided a great tracking and customer support/ follow-up. I am a happy customer. The pickup I bought and installed in my P bass, was a game changer. Tone became punchier, and alive, and the bass stays way more pregnant in the mix. I’m subjective, but the above description came from my bandmates :).
Max was extremely helpful and informative. Nice small business. Support them!