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Washburn Taurus T24 pickup swap

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bigbeefdog, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Had the opportunity to snag one of these (J-type) locally used, and couldn't pass up the screamin' deal. :)

    But I hate the (passive) pickups. :(

    Sat down to swap them out, but found that these are some unusual critters. Longer than ordinary Jazz pups (right at 4" long). 0.75" wide. Center-to-center of the mounting screws about 1.75" on the long side. Dimensionally, they seem more like what's generally considered a 5-string pup, except it's a 4-banger. Both identical; no "long" and "short".

    So - has anyone swapped pickups on one of these (using the existing routing)? If you have, your impressions of the swap, if you please.

    For tone reference, I *really* wanted to put Dimarzio Model J's in there - but thy don't fit the pickup route......