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What type of pickup is this?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ChaosGwar, Feb 24, 2002.


  1. I know this might be difficult to explain with out the picture, so I'm gonna try to do in text.

    ______n_________n_______
    l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l
    l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l
    l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l
    l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l
    l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l
    l_______________________l
    . . . . .u. . . . . . . . .u

    the "n" and "u" are where the screws would fit. The dots are there because I can't put that many spaces.

    At first I thought it might be MM, but as you can see
    [​IMG]
    the screws are in a different position.
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
  3. Thanks notduane, now, where would I get one of these. And are they active or passive?
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    :D

    MusicToyz has `em -- http://musictoyz.com/rio.htm#bass.
    Just like J pups, there's a 'bridge' and 'neck' model.

    They're passive and would probably do fine without a preamp.
    One company (I know of) uses a preamp with `em - Frudua.

    (click the pic :) )...

      [​IMG]

    Sound samples hyar -- click.
     
  5. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    They are also known as "Twin-Js" or "Texas-humbuckers", and variants of those names.
    And there are a few more producers, though only MEC comes to mind just now....:( alzheimer already??
     
  6. Rio Grande makes them, and I think Bill Lawrence makes them for Fender.
     
  7. Yeah, they come in the American Deluxe P-bass, and also in the Chi Cheng signature models. I really like their tone. Very punchy.

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  8. Doesn't the Roscoe Beck 5 have em too?
     
  9. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Since when does Chi Cheng has a signature bass? I thought he just has the Custom Shop make his instruments.
     
  10. I remember seeing it someplace. I think it was Bass Player mag, but I'm not sure.

    Rock on
    Eric