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Yamaha Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by canary, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. canary


    Jun 1, 2004
    hi, i have just been told the Pickups on most Yamaha`s and on many other basses are called "SoapBar" pickups. I don`t quite know much about these pickups though, are they different to J and P pickups or are they both combined? can someone explain it to me?

    thanks in advance
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    soapbar just means the shape, just as J is a shape.
    Internally, soapbars may be single coil, split coil humbucking, dual coil humbucking or any other combination.