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Pickup mounting - little help please!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by thrash_jazz, Mar 1, 2002.


  1. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    I bought a used body for fairly cheap which I plan to make a bass out of.

    Anyway, to the point: the routing "holes" for pickup mounting are kind of soapbar-shaped, but rounded at the edges, about 4 1/2" by 1 1/2". Does anyone know what kind of pickup is supposed to go in here?

    If not... What if I were to mount a pickup that was a little smaller, like a J for instance? I was told to stick some foam in underneath and it'll sound fine. Has anyone ever done this - using the wrong size pickup without routing?
     
  2. dmaki

    dmaki

    Apr 29, 2000
    Chattanooga
    4.50" x 1.50" is the size of EMG 45 pickups... hope that helps

    - Dave
     
  3. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Thanks man!

    I was still wondering if I could get away with using a J in this slot... ???