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Lipstick Tube Pickups... for 5 String?

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

  1. 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. 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