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Hypothetical Question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mud Flaps, Sep 24, 2004.


  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Would it be possible to build a bass with an MM pickup in the bridge position, and a G&L pickup in the neck position and still have room to slap? Also, would it still be possible to rig these two pickups together well, make them blend, perhaps have a pan knob, etc?
     
  2. I think your answer can be found by looking at some other basses - What about the G&L dual pup basses? The Bongo has 2 mm's too. Even a lowly Rogue 400 Pro has 2 mm's.

    Pretty much a cinch that you'll be able to "slap"

    As for the blend - sure that can be done. However, if it's a passive setup and you are using a simple blend pot, you might see a bit of signal loss at the very center of the blend sweep. It isn't necessarily bad, it just takes some getting used to. I did this to my latest build and that's how it turned out.
     
  3. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I'm not looking for 2 mm's though. I like the sound of slapping on G&L p/ups, which have the two rows of coils closer together than a MM p/up. I know its a tiny difference, but I don't want another huge MM pickup in the bridge position.