This shyte's some inspiring stuff. I'd like to try working some of these ideas into my own set of signal routing schemes and processors. I'm still working on the basic signal routing gear, but once I'm settled with all of that my next move is the begin work on using a third pickup.
Getting into three pickups would be too distracting for me at present, but it most certainly on ~the list~ of where to take my setup once I finish laying the cornerstones.
Nice NICE work everyone! I really do LOVE this type of out-of-that-damned-box thinking. I am truly inspired. Makes my little 2-channel Jazz bass look like childrens' play...
(details here) ..... 2 channel modification on a J (many pictures).
My approach is different than what I've seen here though, I put all of the ~guts~ external rather than loaded in the bass. However that's only because I'm developing .... once I'm satisifed with what I'm working on much of what I've developed will end up inside the bass, like what you brave souls have already done. I just thought it would be easier to create changes and develope some of my ideas externally .. then once I'm happy I can reduce those efforts down to their elements and place them in the bass. It's an attempt to reduce hackage on my bass in the event of failed ideas. I've built eleven basses/guitars so far and I wanted to really try some ideas out on this one.
I cannot wait to really dig in to the 3-pickup rig. My own setup allows me to switch between pickup settings and pickup mixes with a footswitch. For now it is a momentary footswitch, but I plan on using two footswitches in the refined version .. one as an A/B/C and the other as a momentary. Switching between pickup settings with a momentary footswitch that must be held down is a new skillset that has to be added to one's musical ability, but it isn't that hard to master really. No different that a piano player that uses a sustain pedal at any point during a song.
Applying that idea to the 3-pickup ethos is staggeringly motivational!!!
I envy your creative flow and have snagged the pics posted so far and stowed them away on my hard drive for future reference! Excellent work everyone! Very inspiring stuff!