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Building a custom bass - Pups configuration

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by pc, Apr 29, 2001.


  1. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    I'm about to build a custom bass from Elroi Guitars and I have some questions on what put on it...

    It will be a 5 strings neck trough bass.

    I was thinking on put a MM/P pickup configuration but I don't know if there is a P pickup for 5 strings... If there is no possibilities, I will go on MM/J

    In case of being a MM/J, I was also thinking on put the J pup close to the bridge and the MM 2 inches from the J.

    Are these configurations fine?
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Yes, there are five-string P-style pups available. Bartolini makes a couple, and the new Fender Precision Deluxe five-string or whatever it's called has one, so you might be able to get it from Smart Parts. I'm not sure if Aero makes one, but you could try them.

    www.bartolini.net
    www.smartparts.com
    www.aeroinstrument.com