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Where to get empty soapbar pickup shells??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mmbongo, Aug 16, 2012.


  1. mmbongo

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

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    Looking for empty pickup shells in Bartolini MK1/MK5 shape...4.25"x 1.33". Can be a little smaller, does not have to be exact.

    Tried Mojotone..they have some a hair bigger.
    Tried Ebay..nothing.
    Stewmac..nothing.

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  2. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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  3. mmbongo

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

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    Dang it, those would have worked.

    But for that price, I would just buy the pickups I wanted instead of trying to make my own :)
     
  4. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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    Or just get a custom bass...

    They put prices like that on out of stock items. The regular price will be between $3-4.
     
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  6. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

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    It might be worth your time to contact guitar jones usa and see if they can point you toward a supplier.

    Jones probably doesn't move many pickup covers, so it may not be an item at the top of their list to re-stock.
     
  7. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

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    They will be out of stock forever. I used to get my covers from GJ in quantity, but they are pretty much out of business now. That's why I don't have any P4 size covers.

    That is the right size though.
     
  8. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

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    GuitarJones is the US outlet for WSC Music.

    http://tuneguitars.com/wscmusic/wizmart.php?code=00000001&lv=1&c_type=2&sub_view_1=1

    WSC (WooSung Corus) manufactures those covers.

    You wont get any answer from GJ. The last time I made an order, they just canceled it with no explanation. There is someone on eBay selling off their inventory, but they can only get the part's listed.

    http://stores.ebay.com/gj-guitarpar...3742017&_sid=1062248797&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

    They have the 4 string covers, and that's about it.

    Maybe Carey Nordstrand will sell you a couple.
     
  9. mmbongo

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

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    Well I'm tired of fooling with this...trying to save a few bucks by making temporary pickups until I can find a used deal on a set that I really want. I just went ahead and ordered the pickups so I can be done with this whole thing!
     

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