If you start off with (let's say) a bass pickup that has four of the pole pieces, and remove two of them (leaving the bobbins in place), will it become a two pole pickup that would still operate? Idea being to make a four string pickup into a two string pickup that fits into a four string pickup routing. This is a smaller portion of a larger idea. Now, imagine a dual-coil pickup, sortof like a Music Man type pickup. If two of the poles from one of the coils were removed, and two ~opposing~ poles of the other coil were removed, would it sortof create a "tetris block" P-bass pickup in a ~humbucker~ package? Thanks.