The Delano FE/M2 sounds fantastic in my Vintage P bass. Exceeded my expectations by a long shot.
FatBassTone is a great company to do business with. I thought I had an issue with the pickup. Long story short, it was an issue on my end not related to the pickup, however, fatbasstone worked with me and helped my troubleshoot my issue and went above and beyond on support. Will not hesitate to buy what I need from these folks again.
I went into this thinking this would be a good replacement pickup on my 2004/05 American standard p bass. This didn’t disappoint the mid range bite you get is out of control it sits in a mix so we’ll it sounds like a modern p bass should huge in lows super clear highs the bass I’m using this with has a bite to it no matter what pickup I use has this terrible that can’t be removed this pickup helped that issue it’s very true to its sound it’s literally a perfect marriage to this bass I’ve replaced the pickups in this bass many times finding it’s partner but no go till I installed this now I play this bass a lot more this is now my second favorite pickup next to the nordstrand np4a as low tuning goes in my experiment it takes drop d super well it takes drop c also great but when you go to b or a it needs a pre amp to really shape it over all I do really love this pickup I would recommend it to anyone who plays hard rock music from the 90’s to present day. I’ve been playing for 20 years and wish I had this in the bass years ago I probably would of played this a whole lot more over the years if I had this in sooner. I will be purchasing a second one for my 2004 American deluxe p bass as I believe that bass really needs something to really make it sing like it did on my standard p bass.
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.