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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mookie stinks, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. mookie stinks

    mookie stinks Banned

    Feb 15, 2008
    helloooo - i usually just lurk here on the boards but i wanted to ask this question to see if anyone has done this and what the outcome was...

    i wanted to attempt to put a strat (guitar)humbucker on my squire bass.

    i have a new bass coming (ameri standard p ) so rather then just sell it for dirt or let it sit i was going to try some different things.

    i like having a little distortion/fuzz/dirty sound in my rig so i wanted to know what adding a guitar humbucker would do.

    it would be added to the squire P - so the original pickup would remain and i would just add the bucker - not sure on the wiring as of now - im only in the planning//gathering idea stages. would like to have an on/off toggle and 1 volume for the bucker-- im no wiring expert either so i would have to figure it out........ anyone done/seen this ? :bassist::bassist::bassist::bassist:
  2. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
  3. mookie stinks

    mookie stinks Banned

    Feb 15, 2008
  4. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    This has bad idea written all over it.
  5. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Fender already sells basses with a guitar pickup inside. They sound terrible.

    Ex. Squier Bronco.
  6. apehead


    Aug 19, 2007
    Middletown, CT
    I say go for it. Who the hell cares if it sounds bad, it's just a Squire... and who knows, it may sound good. I have a buddy who used an old Kent bass pickup (and body for that matter) to fabricate a fraken-guitar, and it sounds O.K. Just make sure the pole pieces are all flush (if they adjust) and BAM! magic bar magnet pickup. BTW, the Squier Bronco sounds like sh*t because it's a Squire Bronco!! I can think of another, older bass that uses a guitar pickup - the Fender Musicmaster Bass, and a few folks like them just fine.
  7. mookie stinks

    mookie stinks Banned

    Feb 15, 2008

    yeap! the idea is maybe it will turn out good and i wont have to worry about extra pedals/batteries/cables etc to get a little bit of fuzzy distort in the sound. i know the thing is just going to sit collecting dust after i get my new P so its something ive always wondered about trying - using a guitar pickup in a bass. i dont have the humbucker yet but they go for pretty cheap on the ebay and i dont mind spending 30 - 40 bucks for a project...hell if it doesnt work - ill have some extra guitar parts and ill make a squire guitar out of a squire bass! :bag::D
  8. apehead


    Aug 19, 2007
    Middletown, CT
    If you want some fuzz all the time, you might want to try to find the Jack Bruce/Dan Armstrong on board diode fuzz mod. I read about in passing, but I'm sure if you do a search on the net, you can find a wiring diagram. Jack Bruce wanted to simulate the sound of an overdriven amp w/o all the volume.
  9. mookie stinks

    mookie stinks Banned

    Feb 15, 2008
    Yes ! thats what im talking about...... im gonna search BUT if anyone already knows who/where would have this then lemme know!

  10. mookie stinks

    mookie stinks Banned

    Feb 15, 2008
    edit - im still gonna search for that jack bruce / armstrong thing BUT my original plan was to do this while i waited for my new ameri standard P that i was told was on backorder for 2 - 3 weeks a few days ago and it just showed up - literally! wooohoo !

    heres a crappy phone pic - i havent even touched it yet !
  11. you will not get any fuzzy or dirty sound if you use the guitar pickup into a bass amp, since the gain stage does not break up that easily on a bass amp as compared to a guitar amp.

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