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Ideal pickup spacings...

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


  1. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

    Jun 9, 2013
    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. Define sidewinder.
     
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  4. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

    Jun 9, 2013
    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).
     
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    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. 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

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx

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

    RBS_Johnson

    Oct 31, 2013
    Athens, OH
    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 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    I have made Lane Poor-like sidewinders inside jazz covers so no massive size needed.
     



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