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Swap EMG's out for Nords?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stepswork4me, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me Supporting Member

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    I just picked up a used bass that has EMG 40 hz's and the EMG B64 pre in it and I'm considering changing them out for Nord Big Splits and the 3b pre. Anybody know if this will work size wise as a direct swap or have anyother opinions on the matter?


    Like I have to ask.... :D
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    stepswork4me Supporting Member

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    rojo412 You're entering a world of bass... Supporting Member

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    You can order the Nordstrands in the 40 shape and get the spacing correct as well. I believe bestbassgear.com can handle that kind of order, it'll just take some time.

    And I've never tried the 3B, but Nordstrand makes great stuff.
    What kind of bass is it?
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    stepswork4me Supporting Member

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    It's an ltd f-205. It's probobly going to serve as a backup to a custom with a big split at the bridge and mm3 at the mm position.
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    rojo412 You're entering a world of bass... Supporting Member

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    You'd just have to measure the string spacing above each pickup, then they would make you a set that fits properly. But it's possible.
  6. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me Supporting Member

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    Thank you.
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    rojo412 You're entering a world of bass... Supporting Member

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    No problem! You should definitely post progress updates, too. I'd love to hear how things turn out for you.
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    Yes, Sir. It may be a bit. I want to compare the two, first. I'm waiting on the custom.

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