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Warwick pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davidoc, Jun 1, 2002.


  1. On almost all of the Warwick models, the pickup config changes (a lot) depending on the number of strings-- ex, the 4 might have PJ, 5 JJ and 6 humbuckers, not to mention they move and rotate them different ways too.

    Anyone else noticed the weirdness in that?
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's because their brand of choice, MEC, doesn't make P's for 5 or 6, or J's for 6. That simple.
     
  3. Jontom

    Jontom

    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    I've ditched the MECs in both my Corvette Standards in favor of EMGs. Less open and more focused, its something to consider as well as configuration.
     
  4. That can't be the only reason. On alot of models they have two js on the 4 and 5, with 6 soapbars, but the pickups'll be in completely different positions. Take the thumb bont on for example. On the five, the pickups are moved really close together and the angles are different.
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The reason that the pickups are closer together on the 5 and 6 is to prevent phase cancellation on the B string when both pickups are on. A fairly common problem when B strings first came out. There are still some less expensive ones afflicted by this phenomenon.