6 string unusual looking pickups?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by monsterfiddle, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Hi all,

    4 string and to some extent 5 string pickups come in lots of varieties, but what options are available for 6 strings?

    Soapbars, with or without poles (or rails) showing, J-style and MM style are pretty common, Q-Tuners and Lace bassbars are a bit different looking, but what else is there?
  2. Slidlow

    Slidlow Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Oshawa, Canada
    Put piezoelectrics in the bridge and use a Richter piezo preamp and forget the magnetics. That's what I am doing.
  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
  4. Never seen lipsticks on a 6 string. Got any links?
  5. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Weird custom covers over the pickup of your choice? :D

    Quite a few custom and boutique builders make their own custom covers, and in many cases pickups. :thumbsup:
  6. Yup, custom is always an option. I was just interested to see if there are other styles available that I've missed
  7. Triad

    Triad Commercial User

    Jul 4, 2006
    Luthier - Prometeus Guitars
    I guess Delano makes their oval-shaped pickups for sixers too? Not sure.
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  8. I put EMGs in a recent six, wow those things are heavy. I can't say I've ever noticed four or five EMGs were heavy, but definitely noticed it with the sixes.
  9. Triad

    Triad Commercial User

    Jul 4, 2006
    Luthier - Prometeus Guitars

    Yup, they make them for sixers too.
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