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Do 4 string and 5 string bass guitars use different pickups?
Yes. 4 string bass guitar uses a 4 pole pickup 5 string bass guitar uses a 5 pole pickup
Do 7-string guitars require special pickups?
Yes. 7 string guitars require 7 pole pickups, and we sell them.
I have a Mexican made 98 -99 Fender Jazz V Bass. What pickups are available?
The American made Jazz V will have a slightly wider bridge pickup when compared to the neck pickup. The Mexican made Jazz V will have pickups of the same width. Measure the width of pickups
What capacitors are commonly used with 2 single coil and a humbucker pickup setup (HSS)?
Your choice either a .22uf or a .47uf Spraue Orange Drop Caps
What capacitors are commonly used with a 2 humbucker pickup setup?
.022uf (400v) Spraue Orange Drop Caps
What capacitors are commonly used with a 3 single coil pickup setup?
.047uf (400) Sprague Orange Drop caps
What is a sound hole pickup? What are they used on? How do they work?
It is an active pickup used on acoustic guitars. Mounts in the sound hole of an acoustic guitar Balanced for an acoustic guitar. It picks up both string vibration and it picks up the resonat
What resistance potentiometers do I need for single coil pickups?
Typically single coil pickups use a 250k potentiometer. Both a 250k and 500k potentiometer can be used. The 500k will give you more voltage, but not necessarily give you a better sound.
What’s the difference between a humbucker and a trembucker?
The trembucker has wider spacing between the poles to accommodate wider string spacing. Measure the distance between the middle of the upper string and the middle of the lower string. If the di
What’s the difference between active and non-active pickups?
Active pickups have a higher output than traditional non-active pickups. Active pickups have a built in preamp which boosts the signal going to your amp. This preamp is generally powered by a 9 volt b
What’s the difference between humbucker and single coil pickups?
A single coil pickup is exactly as it sounds , it is a single coil, which has a brighter, cleaner tonal output, but it hums. A Humbucker pickup has two coils – each coil is wound in the opposite dir
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