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les paul size pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Timmah, May 19, 2011.

  1. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Hey everybody,
    Because i'm brilliant, i routed out the bass i built for guitar size humbuckers, and inserted EMG select humbuckers, which, quite frankly, stink. Im looking for new pickups that fit these cavities. I have also heard that guitar pups work just as well, if anybody knows anything, it would be great if you'd tell me, because i have found nada.
  2. Labi


    Jun 14, 2006
    I would say don't limit yourself to pickups that fit the cavities on your bass. If you built the bass from scratch you might as well be able to re-route the pickup cavities.
    And no, guitar pickups don't work well for bass.
  3. maxschrek

    maxschrek Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN.
    Rio Grande Pit Bulls sound great, kinda like a really hot p pup.
    Couple more options are Bill Lawrence LB50 (?) which are bass versions of the LX500, hot. Then there's the (in)famous Dimarzio X2N, or X2NB bass version (I've used both, absolutely no difference IMO), that sound pretty good for 8/12 stringers. Very aggressive.

  4. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    a guitar pickup with a blade instead of pole pieces would work.
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Excuse the shameless plug, but I also make several styles of bass pickups in guitar humbucker size, in both plastic and metal covers. :D
  6. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Hey Smg, where can I check out these pickups?
  7. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Oh, wait. Dumb question. Disregard that post.

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