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Jazz Pickup installed on bass with soapbar

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by irbass, Nov 28, 2013.


  1. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

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    I started i post a week ago asking how to do that.

    I got a few ideas and i did, without damage the bass.

    I installed sadowsky jazz pickup on Ibanez BTB with soapbar pup's

    The problem was how to cover it. And Ibanez bass has the custom size pup's.

    I got a empty shell and i cut it to fit in.

    Pics Here
     
  2. subdude67

    subdude67

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    nice work.

    how do they sound?
     
  3. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

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  4. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

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    I'm using bass mods preamp,
    It's not a clean sound, the preamp add some color, and I increased the gain output of the preamp, to get a little kind of distortion sound, but just a little. Not too noticeable

    Sounds like a kind of precision bass, but without the mids.
     
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  6. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    You can make some exotic wood shells for the pickups can fit in.
     
  7. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

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    I don't have skills for that.
     
  8. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    Great job and clever solution.
     
  9. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

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    Great job. I've been trying to decide on how to tackle the same issue myself on my Ibanez SR500. Never thought to mount the pups then just put the cover over top them.
     
  10. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

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    Were did you get the covers from?
     
  11. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

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    here
     
  12. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

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  13. rekesbass

    rekesbass

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    nice job...looks very "factory"....
     
  14. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    Awesome looking job on the covers
     

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