Install 4 string jazz pickup on a 5 string bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rgr, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. I have a set of Dimarzio Model J pickups. Would installing it on my fretless 5 string work? The G & B strings are covered by the polepieces, E & D just barely covered by one outer polepiece, and the A string is uncovered. How would the the pole pieces of a 4 string jazz pickup affect the sound? Thanks.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nope, you need a 5-string pickup. One or more strings will end up not getting picked up.