Building a custom bass - Pups configuration

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

  1. 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.