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Should i cut into and modify a brand new g&l tribute sb-2? What tool should i use?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bpclay1, Aug 17, 2017.


  1. bpclay1

    bpclay1

    Jul 3, 2014
    20170817_204555.
    The brand new g&l on the left, and my historically favorite bass, the custom double p, a Mexican fender. It's two pickups are wired in permanent series. Sounds awesome with tone max and minimum. The g&l, with the magnetic field pickups can get the about same sound with the p pup maxed. My thinking is MORE MORE MORE. I WANT MORE CHAINSAW FACE TEARING TINNITUS CAUSING DIARRHEA INDUCING ABUSIVE PARTNER EAR LOVE. solution: double p/j mfd, with the two p pups in permanent series.

    Sorry for ranting, here's the question. Is it morally wrong to cut into the g&l? This is just a tribute.... and I've only got $350 in it. I don't mind losing money if i ever get rid of it. Can anyone talk me out of it? Talk me into it?

    As Ann after thought, what's the neatest way to do it? I usually do a sloppy job with an oscillating tool. Should i use a router? Make a jig? A drill press with a router bit?
     
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth

    Jan 2, 2015
    heart of darkness
    Is that what Ann thought?

    I think wiring the P & J in your SB-2 in series would give you enough ooomph. Those MFD pickups are very high output.

    It can be wired in series & still have a volume for each pickup.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017
  3. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    Step away from the G&L
     
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  4. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    When you wire the mfd's in series, you won't have an option that is humbucking. There will also be a lot of inductance - less high end. You may not like the result. It will be loud.
     
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  5. bpclay1

    bpclay1

    Jul 3, 2014
    I thought about just wiring the two stock pickups in series, but i don't want to loose the high end... the fender does that well enough. Keeping the single coil as is, but adding another p pup in series with the original p pup would allow me to add high end with the single coil pup I'm thinking. Also, I've never had hum issues with a double series p... it's four coils in series, why wouldn't it cancel hum?
     
  6. bpclay1

    bpclay1

    Jul 3, 2014
    I like loud... like a chainsaw... not the sound of a chainsaw, but like... the feeling of it cutting through your brain