EMG 707 on a 4 string bass

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  1. Mr. Mukuzi O

    Mr. Mukuzi O Member

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    I`m a tight wad when it comes to modding cheap guitars and basses.
    I traded a crappy Korean 80`s bass for an Ibanez guitar.
    the bass had old crappy pick ups that sounded quite good, I had a spare 707 EMG from a seven string I don't play.
    installed the 707 in the bass, perfect fit as the bass had a bucker next to the bridge.
    well, it sounds quite good!
    go fourth and pop any old 7 string pick up in your bass
     
  2. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Member

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    so a 7 string guitar pickup is the same size as a 4 string bass humbucking pickup? So in theory there's a screw/magnet pole under each string and the three interior spaces. I wonder if the inside A and D strings have more output or something than the outside E and G strings?
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    nah, EMGs like that have continuous bar magnets; if the string is over the pickup it's getting amplified.
     
  4. Mr. Mukuzi O

    Mr. Mukuzi O Member

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    yes, its a bar magnet. I pulled an EMG apart because I didn't believe they had a pre amp in them, I thought it was an electro magnet. anyway there is a board in the epoxy, and they get messy
     

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