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Lipstick Tube Pickups... for 5 String?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bertbassplayer, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    I know that they have Lipstick Tube Pickups for 4 string jazzes, but does anyone know if they have any made for 5 stringers?
  2. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i know SOMEONE makes them...the warwick fortress flashback had a lipstick and a twin lipstick and could come in 5 string....

    maybe they still have some left?

  3. I have a lpistick on one of my basses, but I don't even know how they are made. Is there just a magnetic blade and coil inside, or what? I'm rather curious.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  5. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    Well I went over to Kent Armstrong's site, and I saw some split tube bass pickups. I'm wondering if they work on 5 stringers. [​IMG] UPDATE... I got a email from WD Music (The supplier for Kent Armstrong's pickups in the US) and they said "Our Split Tube bass pickups should work for most 5 string applications. Check the dimensions of our pickups versus your string spacing and you'll have your answer." .... in other words, unless your 5 strings are really really close... no they don't work, but we want you to buy them anyway. :p

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