Guitar picukps

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kwelch28, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. kwelch28


    Aug 31, 2000
    Allegany, NY
    I know this sounds crazy but I'm in an experimental stage for the perfect sound. I just picked up an old Fender P ('62 I think)with the origional pickups. I rewired the pickups and they have a great lowend sound, but the treble tone on them doesn't cut through at all. I'm thinking of installing a guitar humbucker at the neck and having a seperate out to a guitar amp. Has anyone ever tried anything like this beofore, and if so what was the result? Thanks for any help.
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    No insult intended, but why in the world would you think about doing such a thing?

  3. I'm with Mike. Though, how original is it?

    I dunno how it'd go, cause the poles aren't even close to be near where the string will be, so the tone will be kinda muted and weird and stuff. Running it into a guitar amp will as bad as sending your normal signal in, cause the fundamental frequencies are still the same. You may find that you'll lose a bit of low end response because the pups will be wound for guitar frequencies rather than bass.

    If you want treble response, I'd recommend going along the lines of a pup somewhere towards the bridge. It'll give the more nasal tone, which tends towards a bit more treble. If you want to go something different stick a p or something similarly different.

    Please don't be hacking up an original 62 P.

    Josh D
  4. kwelch28


    Aug 31, 2000
    Allegany, NY
    Thanks for that advice, it sounds more logical than what I was thinking.
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