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This is kind of a Bass (PICS)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by guitarjam6, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. guitarjam6


    Feb 19, 2006
    So I built a "bass" tonite. I just pulled the jazz pickup off the Squire Special i'm fretlessizing. Slapped this thing together and its a noisy pickup... but its fun to mess with, specially with lots of distortion. You make it with a beer bottle and play it with a shot glass.

    Anyone got a crap guitar pickup they want to donate to the experiment? I'll post up some audio tomorrow when it's not 230am.




  2. Nice job.
    I could see myself doing something similar at 2.30 in the morning :)
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The Jack White bottle trick! Love it!
  4. guitarjam6


    Feb 19, 2006
    Oh yeah, anyone got any ideas to get the noise from the pickup to be suppressed? I guess running straight to the input isn't the best idea. Soon as I get a guitar pickup I'm going to build one on stage during a show and do some improv with it.
  5. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Whoa...that's creative.
  6. It might get loud.
  7. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    I'm pretty sure you'd get better tone with a Bud bottle.
  8. xjeremiahx


    Apr 19, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    No longer a slave to GC.
    i think that 'bass' "might get loud" ....;)
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