Can you copy a pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Colonel_Claypoo, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Colonel_Claypoo

    Colonel_Claypoo Steve Harris nut

    Oct 24, 2007
    hi there,

    i was wondering whether it is possible to copy a pickup (p-bass) by identifying the way it is wired and then have it built to exactly these specifications by someone else?

  2. 69nites


    Jul 11, 2006
    no not exactly

    you can get close if you know the tension it was wired at the amount of windings the kind of wire and the kind of magnets.

    but even with all that you wouldn't have an exact copy of the pickup.