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 Post subject: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:50 pm 
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Hi, I was wondering what kind of a sound you would get if you fitted a bass pickup in between the two original pickups on a 620. Would it be worth doing? or would I wreck my guitar (if/when I get it)


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 Post subject: Re: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:32 am 
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Bass pickup on a six string? AAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!! NNOOOOO!! You'll probably kick yourself later if you install that puppy. try it 1st on an Ibinez. Definitely WRECKED!


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 Post subject: Re: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:45 am 
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the only difference between a bass high gain pickup and guitar high gain pickup is the number of pole pieces ... 6 or 4 ... and they take different screws ... the magnets and coils are the same ... and the hb1 for bass and guitar is the same ... so if 2 pickups aren't enough then add a third but don't put a 4 pole pickup in there ...

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 Post subject: Re: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:15 pm 
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Any routing on a guitar will render it almost valueless. If you can do it by just cutting the pickguard, then get a cheap replacement pickguard and stash the original for later use. I have never seen a mod to a guitar that didn't pretty much ruin it as far as value goes but if it truly gives you some serious inspiration and sounds much better, it can be a good thing but thats RARE!! Most of the time it's just a hack job that is regretted later.


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 Post subject: Re: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:22 am 
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No difference. Bass and guitar pickups are wound the same. The 4001 bridge pickup has a larger magnet to get more highs. That's all. Leave your fine guitar alone and just play it instead of whittling on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:53 pm 
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I have to agree with Ric5. The four pole pieces in the bass pickup won't line up under your six string 620. Definiitely not advisable.


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 Post subject: Re: Bass Pickups
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:00 am 
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I have to agree with Ric5. The four pole pieces in the bass pickup won't line up under your six string 620. Definiitely not advisable.


omg I'd forgotten all about this!

It's ok, don't panic. I'm not about to ruin a perfectly innocent first Ric. That idea flew straight out the window as soon as I found it!


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