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Pickup question
« on: November 13, 2016, 04:17:02 PM »
Got a bit of a dilemma here... I recently purchased  a Peavey Millennium 5 string bass  from a co-worker, and I plan on removing the fretboard and replacing it with an ebony fretless fingerboard. My dilemma is this: I want to replace the single coils with hum cancelling pickups, and have narrowed my choices down to 4. Bartolini makes 2 models- original bass and classic bass, and Dimarzio makes 2- area jazz 5 and ultra jazz 5. Does anyone here have experience with any of these pups? I have been searching the interwebs and can't find a decent review on any of them! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Pickup question
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 05:14:18 PM »
Not sure about the pups but you could just fill the slots and epoxy-cap the FB... a darn site cheaper unless you're doing the work...
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Re: Pickup question
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 03:22:47 PM »
I am indeed planning on doing the work. Stew-mac has an ebony fingerboard that would be perfect for the job. Strangely, I feel drawn to do it. Even considered making a ramp that would cover the front pup rout and re-routing the bridge pup for a soapbar. Then replace the second volume  control with a rothstein passive mid control.
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Re: Pickup question
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 04:41:16 PM »
Most of mine are down to a vol pot and nothing else... gone minimal... :mrgreen:
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Re: Pickup question
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 06:20:01 PM »
Sometimes less is more... :mrgreen:
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Re: Pickup question
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 05:15:15 PM »
Back to the pickups. Are they soapbar or J type?

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Re: Pickup question
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 06:53:58 PM »
They are J type. Equal length neck and bridge-4 inches. 67/70 spacing (update-I have decided to leave the beast fretted, but still want to source some hum cancelling pickups)
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 06:49:38 AM by Fretless »
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