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5K p-bass pups

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 59jazz, Jul 23, 2003.


  1. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Hi, I have a chance to get some Lindert P-Bass pups...........but they're 5k ohms. Is this to low?

    Thanks, Steve:meh:
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Sounds low.

    Here are specs for a few Seymore Duncan models:
    Vintage P-Bass 11.6k
    Hot P-Bass 22.4k
    Quarter Pound P-Bass 12.5k

    Are P pups usually wired in parallel or in series? I ask because two coils that are individually 10k each would measure 5k in parallel, but 20k in series.
     
  3. I'm not a pickup guru but I've been doing a little bit of reading into what it takes regarding making some.

    If Pilotjones' theory doesn't hold, it sounds like they'd be specifically active pickups. This, I gather, means they'll have too little output to work passively.

    Josh D