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Pickups for custom?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mynameisjack2, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. mynameisjack2


    Jun 22, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Hello, I'm building a bass as my summer project. I pretty much know what I want out of everything but the electronics, so I figured you all would know better than I.

    I'm open to pretty much any configuration, the body is going to be shaped somewhat like a Jazzmaster, but I'm not too concerned with style if it sounds great.

    I'm looking for clarity, and a pretty flat spectrum. I play in a Jazz Ensemble, Progressive Rock band, and numerous other applications. I use a lot of finger tapping, but also lots of slap, and of course mostly finger picking. I never use picks. My bass is tuned to EADGC, so naturally I need 5 string pickups.

    I'm not against purchasing a good preamps if that will help me achieve the tone I want.

    Any suggestions are good suggestions. Thanks in advance!
  2. brachal


    Jan 7, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    Try contacting Curtis Novak. He'll make something to your spec. I just put one of his P-bass pickups in my old P, and the sound is phenomenal.
  3. tomatmojotone


    Jun 2, 2011
    Manager Pickup Division Mojo Musical Supply
    If you a building your own bass you should try winding your own pickups also. You can find all the custom parts you need at Mojo.

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