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Mix 'n match pickup brands?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by canopener, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Is there anybody out there that has put two different brand pickups on a J, MM/J, or P/J combination? I've been thinking about upgrading my bridge pickup on my J and replacing the neck pup later because it would be more economically practical for me...

    Is this a good idea, or are there technical drawbacks?
    If it would work, I think it would be a neat way to make a bass truly unique...
  2. pjbasser


    Sep 26, 2003
    There is no problem with doin that as long as...

    1 Both pickups has the same (or nearly the same) data when it comes to dcresistance and output otherwise there will be big differences in volume between them.

    2.U don´t try to mix an active pu (EmG and others)
    with a passive highR pu.
    They don´t match that good, one is lowresistance and the other high..and the lowR will be a too great load on the other..

    Otherwise it should work fine!

  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I belive pjbasser nailed it with his answer!

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