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I am building a wide 6 string and am looking for a pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tjclem, Jan 13, 2006.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I need one that does a 4" string width. any suggestions? EMG will only go to 3.75" Thanks ...Tom
     
  2. dood

    dood

    Dec 9, 2004
    sitting down,facingforward..UK
    Endorsements: Shuker Guitars, Dingwall Designer Guitars, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Barefaced Bass
    have a look at the thread 'seven string pickup question'

    the same manufacturers can definitely do 6ers if they can do 7's!!

    hope this helps.

    Dan
     
  3. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Wow, thats a wide 6 string!!

    It might not be the least expensive option but Norstrand can build you any width you want. He also now has a small CNC and can make custom wood covers to fit custom winds.
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    The customer wants it that wide. Seems a bit crazy to me too;)
     
  5. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Well, the customer is always right!! :)
     
  6. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Are you talking width or length? If width, that really is a wide pickup.
     
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Yup. :D

    Width. He may give up and I'll make it as wide as the EMG will handle.
     
  8. That's only about 20mm string spacing. Not that astronomical. That's the spacing on Warwick widenecks. It's hard to slap with less than about 18.5mm spacing.
     
  9. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    "That's only about 20mm string spacing. Not that astronomical. That's the spacing on Warwick widenecks."

    That is what I was using as a model.