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Replacement P pickups with different spacings.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Fireball827, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Fireball827


    Dec 15, 2017
    I'm thinking of upgrading the pickups on a bass soon (P/MM), but I've noticed that the P pickup has a 1.5 inch overlap between the two parts, rather than the traditional 3/4".

    Does this throw anything off with replacement pickups?
  2. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    Is it a five string? Can you post a pic?
  3. Fireball827


    Dec 15, 2017
    It's a 4 string.
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  4. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Delano will make them to your Spec.

    They have the large pole pieces and they will help you get them perfectly lined up.

    I am not sure about other companies but any custom shop should accommodate you.

    Edit: Forgot to say, That's a very very Nice Schecter.
  5. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    What are you trying to “upgrade” about the pickups? Are they bad?
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  6. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    That’s not a “straight-on” photo, so it’s a bit difficult to tell for sure, but Wilde P46 has wider than average coverage.
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  7. Fireball827


    Dec 15, 2017
    Thank you for all of your help, guys.

    And FunkHead, what about the bladed pickups like the HE/M2 that Delano offers? Would they offset the strange spacing?
  8. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    Looking at the Schecter website and comparing the 4 and 5 string versions, I think they may be using the same P pickup on both models. Might be a blade pickups under the hood to accommodate both configurations.

    I suggest you measure the pickup and compare to other makers. Wilde P46 can be used on 4 or 5 string basses too, but I think it's the size of a regular 4 string P. Custom is always an option, but probably a waste of money.

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