Modding 54 Paranormal J - where should I put the pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Reindeer93, Oct 14, 2021.


  1. 3 Pickup configuration

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Mudbucker + modifying the pickguard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Mudbucker w/o modifying the pickguard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Just Lipstick + Bridge

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Reindeer93

    Reindeer93

    Feb 3, 2014
    (under the strings of course!)

    Now that the joke is out of the way - I made some quick mockups of what I'm wanting to do to this poor squier, but am unsure what/ where would be best for the neck pup and am looking for suggestions.


    HLB.png
    3 Pickup configuration ^
    HBM.png
    Mudbucker + modifying the pickguard ^
    HBP.png
    Mudbucker w/o modifying the pickguard (concerned this may be too close?) ^
    LB.png
    Just Lipstick + Bridge ^

    HLB.png HBM.png HBP.png LB.png


    Thoughts?
     
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    3.

    Because, like, 3 is one louder than 2.... :cool:
     
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  3. sikamikanico

    sikamikanico

    Mar 17, 2004
    Go with 4 pickups, because 4 is louder than 3! Like Dave Meros, but all with lipstick pickups :)

    Curious choice of pickups, what's the reasoning? Also, what's the bridge pickup? Hofner-type? Is spacing/width going to work on a J bass?

    Btw, I voted 2 pickups. I would go with 2 lipsticks tho. Or maybe put the third lipstick in between, kinda like G3.
     
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  4. Reindeer93

    Reindeer93

    Feb 3, 2014
    More of a
    Gibson EB-3 Style neck and bridge pickups, which according to the dimensions I have should cover the old routes and work fine. I've already enough basses with J pickups and want to do something different, but still vintage inspired to go with this bass' look.
    I just thought the lipstick would visually fill the route well if I choose not to put the humbucker there and do a 3 pup config.
     
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