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What are bi-pole pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Nov 7, 2004.


  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I am looking at a Jazz clone and according to the description it has bi-pole pickups. What are bi-pole pickups?
     
  2. That's a new one on me. Maybe they mean the magnets in the pickups have 2 poles...wait, ALL magnets have two poles...... :meh:

    Maybe marketing mumbo-jumbo? Or could they be referring to.....dunno.
     
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Fender advertises bi-pole pickups in their MIM Jazzes and their American Jazzes as well - they call them vintage bi-pole.
     
  4. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I believe those are the pickups that have 2 pole pieces per string as in this:
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    As opposed to this:
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  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Bipolar pickups have a tone that changes depending on the weather :meh: ?
     
  6. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Thanks, Jazz. This thread had me worried for a while. Thought I was going to have to get my Jazz's meds adjusted. Again.
     
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    You're welcome. It's always a pleasure to be of service.