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5 string P-pups.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mexMan, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. mexMan

    mexMan

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    Are they the same than a 4 string precision pickup? Is there another pickup that emulates the sound of a precision one? Are there many other five string P-Basses out there, apart from the Fender five string P, and a Schecter model I found?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    There are actually a bunch of p5's out there. I know the regular forum search won't let you search on a two-char term like "p5", but if you use google inside talkbass you'll find several threads listing and discussing them.

    As far as the pickups, there are also several different ways of doing a p5 pup. Some are just a p4. Some have one half the same as a p4, but the other half is longer. Some have both halves longer. Some use the same shell size as a p4, but with more poles. One model has the halves together in a Z shape.
  3. Ric5

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    Most 4 string p-pickups work with 5 strings.

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  4. mormoyboy

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    Ric, what about jazz pickups.
    Can one span 5 strings over a 4-string PU?
  5. Peredur

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    Ric5, you must be heartily sick of answering such questions, but what is the bridge in your first picture? I have been stalking you around TB on various 4 into 5 threads and have located a black 15mm bridge you have alluded to, but really want a one piece chrome one.

    TIA

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