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Pickup rings or not for a bass VI?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by TonH, Dec 10, 2012.


  1. TonH

    TonH

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    I am building a bass VI (see thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/bass-vi-build-907048/) and want to know your opinion wether I should use pickup rings or not. The first bass VI's had rings.

    But I am not shure if it will affect the tone.

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    Here a sample how it could look.

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    Please, let me know how you think about it.
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    There will be no effect on tone, so its purely an aesthetic choice. Personally I think it would look better with out them.
     
  3. ThaLowEndTheory

    ThaLowEndTheory Supporting Member

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    Without, If you were using a chrome control plate I might say otherwise, but I think yours would look better without the rings.
     
  4. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

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    Tonal effect..none.

    But I think yours look cool, so I'd go with them.
     
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  6. sammyfallen

    sammyfallen Supporting Member

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    If you were going to use black pickup covers I'd vote for chrome rings, other wise ringless is pure class.
     
  7. TonH

    TonH

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    Thanks everyone for your opinion/help!

    For now I am not going to use pickup rings.

    I can install them later if I want.
     

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