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Pickup rings or not for a bass VI?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by TonH, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. TonH


    Jan 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
    I am building a bass VI (see thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/bass-vi-build-907048/) and want to know your opinion wether I should use pickup rings or not. The first bass VI's had rings.

    But I am not shure if it will affect the tone.

    See B6_60.

    Here a sample how it could look.



    Please, let me know how you think about it.
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    There will be no effect on tone, so its purely an aesthetic choice. Personally I think it would look better with out them.
  3. Without, If you were using a chrome control plate I might say otherwise, but I think yours would look better without the rings.
  4. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Tonal effect..none.

    But I think yours look cool, so I'd go with them.
  5. If you were going to use black pickup covers I'd vote for chrome rings, other wise ringless is pure class.
  6. TonH


    Jan 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Thanks everyone for your opinion/help!

    For now I am not going to use pickup rings.

    I can install them later if I want.