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G&L K-Mode - would it work with any 4-wire humbucker?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Mar 25, 2013.


  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    For those of you who don't know, the K-Mode that is sometimes used with G&L L2000/2500 basses takes two humbucker coils which are in series and shunts the signal of one coil to ground using a .1uf cap. This results in a powerful and deep single-coil sound.

    Would this work with any 4-wire humbucker, or does it only work with G&L humbuckers?

    I have a set of Reed James Neo humbuckers coming and am wondering if this would work.
     
  2. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    It will work with any 4 wire humbucker, but they won't sound exactly the same since the pickups themselves sound different. But electronically the concept is the same with any 4 wire humbucker. Will it sound as good? The only way to know is to try. And then let us know. :)
     
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Thanks! I'll try it and report my findings.
     

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