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P2 soapbar help...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jja412, Sep 21, 2005.


  1. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    OK... Did a search, couldn't find an answer.

    My 4 string Brubaker has Bassline soapbar pickups in it. I would like to try some other options, but I have a dilemna: The soapbars are 5 string width (P2 size.) I believe the SD's are a "blade" style pickup - where the magnet covers the whol width of the PU area. Are Bart P2's like this as well? If so, they will be my first try. I would like to try Nordstrand DC's, but I think they are going to be quite small for the 4 string size (over a 1/4" too narrow for the route.) I guess I could have someone route the holes larger and make a wooden cover, but I want to try a drop in replacement if there is one..
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Bart make dual and quad coil P2's, the duals will cover the whole pickup length.
     
  3. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Yes, but will the pole pieces line up with my 4 strings??
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Bart P2's don't have pole pieces
     
  5. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Sweet - that was what I was looking for.

    Thanks.