Split P pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TC.65, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    I don't know much about pickups so I need some help. This might be a dumb question but can a split P pickup be installed wrong or backwards? all help and info appreciated.
  2. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Inland Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Not really. The only thing that might cause a problem is installing it so the wires come out at the far end and won't reach the controls, or don't leave you much slack.

    In other words, the innards of both parts of the pickups should be identical.
  3. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Thanks man, I know this may sound stupid but I bought a used P bass that has SD QP pickup installed and where it says basslines is upside down. So that made me wonder.
  4. GlennW

    GlennW Inactive

    Sep 6, 2006
    Play it left handed, you'll be fine.
  5. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    just make sure it looks exactly like this:
  6. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    if it bothers you grab a screw driver loosen the strings and flip it the right way...
  7. Cyborg


    Jul 7, 2007
    Lowcountry, SC
    With the Basslines covers, it could be that the cover was installed the "other way" and not necessarily the pickup itself.
  8. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Yeah I thought about that after I posted that stupid question lol.