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Project bass, don't know where to start with aftrermarket pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rota, Jul 29, 2007.


  1. Rota

    Rota

    Jun 11, 2007
    Mesa, Arizona
    I know that Epiphone's aren't too highly regarded on this forum, but I personally really like the Epiphone EBM series basses. I just bought a second one tonight, a four string this time (my other is a 5), and want to start a project with it. It has a P/J pickup configuration and I want to throw some nice aftermarket pickups in as well as convert it to passive. In the end I want to have a nice P-bass punch from this bass with the warmth from the J pickup. As far as electronics go, I want just a single volume/tone knob, a 3 point selector switch, and an "S1" series-parallel switch.

    Now the next step is getting the project started. Is there anywhere I can look for wiring diagrams to do the wiring I listed above? What resistance pot switches should I use? And do you have any suggestions for pickups?

    I was looking at Dimarzio pickups and from the description given they sound exactly what I'm looking for. Straight up P-bass punch and growl with a warm sounding J pickup. What are your thoughts?

    Any help is appreciated. I can't wait to get started!
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    see FAQ the Bass Mod link in the first paragraph of Dimento's Trouble Shooting Guide. Probably a good idea to skim through the trouble shooting stuff in advance as well.
     
  3. Rota

    Rota

    Jun 11, 2007
    Mesa, Arizona
    Wow, can't believe I missed that. I'm usually one to read stickies before I ever post a thread too.

    Thanks!
     
  4. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    For starters it's hidden in the Trouble Shooting Guide and you weren't looking for trouble shooting - although you probably will be. Ivar didn't make it into a seperate stickie so I threw it in with the TSG. They're really complimentary anyway as I made a conscious effort not to repeat any more material than required.
     

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