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Telecaster GUITAR pickups in a bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ShiftyShift, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. ShiftyShift


    Mar 12, 2012
    Could I put a Telecaster guitar pickup in the bridge position of a bass? I'm building an Esquire bass and plan on keeping to Esquire vibe, so this'll be a single pup bass. I was planning on using a humbucker (like a stacked single coil) I'm not worried about pole piece alignment, etc, I'll get a blade pup or something. So, quick conclusion, can I use a Telecaster bridge pup in my bass?
  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Yes. The classic example is the identical lipstick tube p.ups found in both Danelectro (and Jerry Jones) guitars and basses.
  3. ShiftyShift


    Mar 12, 2012
    Oh, sweet. I imagined it would work, but I always like to check TB first.
  4. Like this?


    This one has a Bill Lawrence tele keystone in the bridge. Sounds pretty cool. I have to eq my amp differently then I do with my other basses, but it has a nice vibe for sure.

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