P bass pick up customising

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lincolns, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. lincolns


    Nov 12, 2003
    I am thinking of putting together a passive P bass out of decent woods etc.... (EG; Warmoth), but have thought about placing the two halfs of a standard P bass split pick up, "reversed and further apart"....
    Just a theory.... I like to have a mellower tone the higher up the bass I play (D & G strings - pick up closer to the neck) and going down to a more "meaty" lower end (E & A strings - pick up closer to the bridge)
    I was thinking of placing the two halfs around 6" (15cm) apart.
    I don't really want a 2pu config and really like the P bass tone (apart from the thinner sounding D & G stings)
    Any thoughts anyone.... about whether it would work.... or has someone already done it??
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    It would work. The only issue is that you would have to split the pickup apart. The way most are wired, it shouldn't be much trouble. Then also, if you don't like how it sounds, you're stuck.