Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Don't_Fret, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Ok, so I've been doing some thinking about what I can do for a bass project for the summer, and I've decided to get one of those Mustang reissues, get rid of the little P-esque pickup in there and replace it with a full-fledged P pickup, maybe a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound. Is this a feasible idea?
  2. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Having a couple of short scales, I've found that string spacing can be narrower then the 34-35" scale basses at the pickup position. Using 'standard' pickups with rod pole pieces means that the magnets may not be properly positioned to read the strings correctly. Best to actually measure first, and compare with some manufacturer's drawings, or use pickups like some of the Dimarzios (Split P, Will Power Middle?), Bartolinis or the like with blade magnets/pole pieces.