Doubled up single pole Suhr era pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BrotherRay, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. BrotherRay


    Nov 28, 2016
    Detroit, MI
    Greetings Talkbass!
    Looong time lurker, this is my 1st post.
    To make this as short as possible, I have a AM DLX Suhr Era Fender Jazz that I love (it's in my picture thingy) and a Mexican one I am willing to experiment on. Can I take two (well, I guess it would actually be 4) of those single pole piece pups, glue them together to make kind of a Roscoe Beck/Fender Modern Player bass, complete with the switching ability (series/parallel/single coil) AND the preamp? Kind of like this? (Now if I can just figure out how to load a picture!):thumbsdown:

    Obviously, I would shave the inside screw holes off, so they could be glued together.
    My concern is that all those big ole magnets directly under the strings would cause too much string pull.
    And would switches like that with a pre just be asking for transient pops?
    Help me make my dream bass come true. :)
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
  2. BrotherRay


    Nov 28, 2016
    Detroit, MI
    Picture thingy:rollno:. Avatar!!!:cool:.!
  3. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    It is possible. Mike Watt had a similar setup in an Alembic bass he butchered. Two Fender Jazz pickups glued together, from memory.
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  4. BrotherRay


    Nov 28, 2016
    Detroit, MI
    Thanks, Axestar. I know it's possible. I believe Ken Smith's first bass was the same thing, two jazz pickups glued together. My question is about specifically the single pole pickup and string pull.
  5. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I couldn't see them pulling any harder than a Stingray pickup and people use those all the time.
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  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    ehh, i guess.

    each of those pickups is itself a split-coil humbucker, so putting two of them together like that will probably sound kind of dull, all those coils piled up together.
  7. Will_White


    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    No more then a quad coil MM or Soapbar
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