Can anyone tell me about my pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    ok ive never played a PRS bass but i'm gonna take a shot in the dark. They look to me like passive lipstick pickups. I'd say they would be similiar to a dano bass. Thats just what they look like to me.
  2. no, they're not lipstick pickups, but they are passive... they have pickup covers on them so, thats probably where you mistook them for lipsticks.

    They're stacked high inductance pickups.

    I have no idea what any of that means, so I was wondering if you guys could tell me about them.
  3. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    High inductance means that the pickups will generate a larger EMF from less string vibration. What this likely means is that there are more wire coils around the pickup, so that, since the number of coils is proportional to the induced electromotive force (voltage), the pickups will produce a more powerful signal than other pickups. Note that by other pickups I only refer to other PRS bass pickups, as you can't compare PRS high inductance to say a Bartolini because the statement is not quantitative. It'd be kind of like calling a pickup a super high inductance pickup and saying it has more output than this one. In order to really compare you need to look at electronic specs.