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wooden dummy pickup for jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bourbonbass, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. bourbonbass

    bourbonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    new orleans LA
    Ok, so this is a little weird. I have an old zebra wood p-bass that has P/J routing. I never used the jazz pickup, and come to find out it had stop working. I took it out, and now have a hole in the bass. Yes, the logical answer is to put another pickup in the hole, but i don't want the second pickup. I just want a P-bass. Is there anyone out there making a wooden dummy pickup that could be put in the hole. i just thought it might be a cool option.
  2. Couldn't you just snip off the leads from it and leave the pickup in the hole? Or is the pickup itself physically broken?
  3. levis76


    Apr 14, 2007
    If you want to eliminate the extremely minor magnetic pull of the jazz p'up, gut it. Pull the magnet and winding out and put the hollow p'up back in the hole. You could even epoxy the pole pieces in the holes to make it the ultimate dummy.
  4. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Contact. a luthier, they can probably make you a zebrawood dummy to fill the hole and make it look more uniform...that would be my suggestion
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  6. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    You could put a lucky strike in the hole like Billy Gibbons
  7. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Fill the hole up with Bondo along with a Marylin Monroe <ahem> "hair" embedded in it. (at least that's what you say to inquirers). Think of the resale value.
  8. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I like this idea. I know you probably want to keep it classy since its a nice wood, but it's also a P-bass. Add a little personal touch in the cavity.
  9. bourbonbass

    bourbonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    new orleans LA
    I like all the idea. My first thought was a nice jazz pickups shaped piece of figured wood, but I like the lucky strike idea.

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