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Convert 4xpole x2 Humbucker to Blade Pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PhilCo35, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. PhilCo35


    Jan 21, 2013
    Sydney Australia
    Hello all,

    I'm building an EUB (from a busted guitar run over by a Forktruck). When I shaped the new bridge into a curve to allow for Arco playing, the strings are now way too high for the poles on the Humbucker Pickup. Also as I have increased the scale length to 42" and also the width of the bridge, the strings no longer pass over the center of the poles.

    One solution I have imagined is; shaping a piece of steel to suit the curve of the strings where they pass over the pickup, and placing it across all 4 poles of the pickup, thereby converting it to a Blade type.

    Is this possible, or will I create some Frankenstein monster.


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