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Where to find Yami replacement pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by allotabass, Apr 13, 2010.


  1. allotabass

    allotabass Guest

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  2. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    Just curious, but why the stock Yamahas? I know that they will sell them seperately, put they will charge you an arm and a leg for them. If you do have your heart set on getting the Yamaha p/us, I would suggest ebay or the wanted forum here on TB,
     
  3. allotabass

    allotabass Guest

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  4. bassman0221

    bassman0221

    Sep 30, 2009
    Richmond VA
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Shoot, a near miss--I have a spare 5-string vintage BB pickup I could sell, but you need 4-string.
     
  6. allotabass

    allotabass Guest

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  7. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    It would be easier to have custom pickup rings cut so that the outside dimensions & mounting screws were the same but the interior cutout would house a traditional p-pickup. There are several folks who can cut this for you but here's one I've used:

    http://terrapinguitars.com/
     
  8. ex-tension

    ex-tension

    Jun 11, 2009
  9. allotabass

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  10. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    The Yamaha pickups are a proprietary size so good luck finding anyone selling them separately on the used market. I'm assuming you tried all the part numbers on the yamaha parts website (https://www.yamaha24x7.com/yamahaOMS)

    Some options to consider:

    1. You may find a cheap BB414 that you can gut but that seems like a lot of money for what amounts to an average sounding pickup.
    2. A custom winder like Aero or Nordstrand could make you a p-pickup with a custom made yamaha-sized cover.
    3. Fabricate a new ring made for a Fender sized pickup and your pickup choices expand infinitely.
     

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