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Newbie Question of The Day

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MyOwnSummer69, Jan 5, 2001.


  1. MyOwnSummer69

    MyOwnSummer69

    Jan 5, 2001
    Hey.

    Alright, I need some help about this Pickup stuff.


    (Question Number 1)
    My friend who lives in Australia plays bass as well, and he wants to know what kind of pickups I have, yet I really don't have a clue. There are two of them, one on top of the other, The top pickup's 4th silver dot (sorry, I don't know the terminolegy, and sorry about the typo's, I'm tired d:)) is aligned up with the bottom ones 1st silver dot. Is there a specific name for these or should i just tell him what I've told you? I probably sound like a complete moron, but hey, take it easy on a newbie :)
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Dude! (get some sleep ;) ) and welcome to TalkBass! :D
    ...come for the info, stay for the flame wars :p .

    Check out the links below and some threads here, and your Aussie bud
    will think he's talkin' to Seymour Duncan himself.

    Those "silver dots" are polepieces. Little, cylindrical magnets
    made of :rolleyes: any number of things. Usually "ALNICO" -
    Aluminum+Nickel+Cobalt.
    Ceramic is another common material.

    Here's a few links with good info ~
    http://www.seymourduncan.com/whatis.html
    http://www.seymourduncan.com/faq.html
    http://www.stewmac.com/faqs/wiring_faq.htm

    There's also a thread in THIS forum: (something like) "how do these things work?"
    It's got some good info on pickup ("pup") basics.

    Found it! :) ("how do they work") ~ http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=8712

    [Edited by notduane on 01-05-2001 at 11:45 PM]
     
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    From what you describe, they sound like Precision Bass type pickups. Assuming that there are like two of them, and each picks up the sound from two strings.
     
  4. VictorLeMonteWooten

    VictorLeMonteWooten

    Dec 6, 2000
    "the two p.u.s stacked" is actually one pick up.
     
  5. MyOwnSummer69

    MyOwnSummer69

    Jan 5, 2001
    Hey Guys, thanks for the help, that was really cool of you guys! :)

    (Notduane, thanks a ton for those links, they really help!)
     
  6. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    No problemo! :) Always ready with my 2¢ :rolleyes: .

    Would that be a metric "tonne" ? :D:p