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adding a humbucker

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassboysam, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Any guesses on how much it would cost to add a humbucker pickup to a p-bass? WOuld it be cheaper to just buy a deluxe p-bass?

  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    The pickup will probably cost around $100 although there is quite a bit of variation in prices between different manufacturers.

    You will also need to pay a luthier to rout a hole and install the new electronics (unless you plan to do this yourself). Based on previous work that I have had done, I would guess this to cost somewhere between $100 and $200.

    These are just rough estimates. Your actual cost will depend greatly on the choices that you make. I would highly recommend asking the luthier that you will have do the work for an estimate.