my first project! and a question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by benhardisme, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. benhardisme


    Mar 13, 2003
    well heres my first shot at luthierism... thought id post for some opinions. i apologize for the very poor quality photos... the only digital camera i have is a webcam. and for my question, where's the best place to find pickups for a 7 string bass? with 18mm string spacing it has to be pretty large. i was going to look into bartolini but i guess they arent accepting emails at the moment or something so any help is welcome. many thanks :D

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  2. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Very nice! That's definately one of the nicest looking ERBs I've seen. I really like the headstock, too.
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Looks very nice so far for a first attempt!

    On many 7/7+ instruments I recall seeing Barts, and it looks like they are catering for this side of the market.

    The P5 is 127 mm and the X6 is 130 - I think that would fit a 7 with 18 mm spacing.

    Good luck!
  4. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    SWEET! I like your design!
  5. benhardisme


    Mar 13, 2003
    haha thanks the headstock actually is supposed to look like an "H"... its for Hardie, my last name... kinda my signature i guess
  6. Nadav


    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Looks great! That neck looks *wide* though :p
  7. Try getting in touch with Carey Nordstrand ( He's building me a set of 8 string pickups for my bass and they are reasonably priced (compared to every other quote I received) and Carey is quite fast at getting out a custom set.

    The bass looks great by the way.
  8. i got a crazy idea that just may work. you could get 2 bartolini j pickups (they are dual coil with bar magnets), and make something like a p-pickup out of the 2 j's
  9. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    only have 4 fingers so only play 4 strings but I do pay a lot of attention to pickups and Quads seem to come up a lot with these maga string basses. Seems to be focused around string volume variations. A few quads each coil can split, some in pairs, some are hard wired so there's no splitting at all.
  10. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    I'd suggest you try Jack Read for Bartolinis.