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Convert 4xpole x2 Humbucker to Blade Pickup

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PhilCo35, Mar 17, 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.

  2. Mr.Hat


    Sep 18, 2010
  3. Hi.


    Sure You can do the conversion.

    If the magnet in the PU is strong enough You probably won't even have to fasten it onto the poles.

    Since there is going to be a discontinuity (2 in fact) in the core path, the magnetic field strenght is reduced and the output is reduced as well.

  4. PhilCo35


    Jan 21, 2013
    Sydney Australia

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