Ideal pickup spacings...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Dec 21, 2013.


  1. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

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    If I were to put a
    Sidewinder
    P-bass pickup
    MM Humbucker
    J-bass pickup

    on 1 bass, would it fit? I see it as ultimate versatility. It'd probably be a bi**h to wire but would it fit?
  2. line6man

    line6man

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    Define sidewinder.
  3. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

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    Sorry...
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    I saw it on a youtube video and the guy said it was a 'Sidewinder humbucker'. (the one at the neck).
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Coils are turned on their side. Sounds like a single coil but with no hum. The tradeoff is the sheer massive size required.

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  6. line6man

    line6man

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    I know what they are, but the pickup could be in any housing.

    In any case, the pickups in that SG bass are small enough that you could fit one with a J, MM and P, if you squeeze them together.
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    Those are often referred to as "mudbuckers"
  8. RBS_Johnson

    RBS_Johnson

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    You could probably fit all those on one long scale bass(with a bit space between each, maybe). Then route out the entire lower half of the body for controls. Could be cool though?
  9. MPU

    MPU

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    I have made Lane Poor-like sidewinders inside jazz covers so no massive size needed.

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