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Sounds like a MusicMan Sabre in an EMG40 shell?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lowfreqgeek, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups, Westone Audio
    My title pretty much describes what I'm after. I've got a 5-string that I've had in various forms for MANY years, but I've never been quite happy with the pickups I've had in it. I really love the MusicMan sound in general, and I'd like to get more of a MM Sabre sound in a 5-string. I'd rather not reroute again (though I did route for the soapbars).

    I guess if it came down to it, I could reroute for a couple of Nordstrand MM5.4 pickups and just go with it. But what else is in that ballpark?
  2. iunno


    Dec 16, 2010
    Sabres don't have the usual MM pickups, their pickups have 3/4" spacing, like most humbuckers. You should be able to find something like what you want, if not you could get a custom winder to make you a set of Sabre pickups in EMG shells.