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Second pickup for Climax?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Guyfi, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Guyfi


    Mar 18, 2008
    Has anyone here added a second (neck position) MFD pickup to a G&L Climax (effectively making it an L2000)? I'm planning to do this and would appreciate benefitting from anyone's prior experience.

  2. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Someone on TB did this to an L-1500, the successor to the Climax, and has written about it. Go to the G&L Forum on TB, and run a search. It might be in the "L-1500/1505 Appreciation" thread. In case you're not aware already, the Climax's pickup is further from the bridge than the L-2000's bridge pickup, so you won't be duplicating an L-2000. If you want the neck pickup in the same position as the L-2000's, the pickups will be very close to each other, sort of like a Warwick Corvette $$.

    I have an L-1500, and think it would be really cool to add a high output noiseless J-type pickup around the position of the L-2000 neck pickup's outer coil.

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