Pickups for a Baritone conversion guitar?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Barnzy, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Barnzy

    Barnzy Member

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    Any ideas of what to look for in pickups for a Strat that is to be a baritone with a conversion neck. Single coil spacing is a must. Any words of wisdom?
    Barnzy
     
  2. PeterUK

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    Check out Curtis Novak's Bass VI pick ups.

    I'm sure he could wind a set to fit a Strat.

    http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/bassvi.shtml

    :) Peter
     
  3. LowWatt

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    He made me a Tele style set for an MJT baritone that I built. I couldn't be happier. The thing sounds awesome.
     
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  4. PeterUK

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    Ah! Did he now!

    I was intending to approach him about the possibility of doing a Tele set.

    Now it's definietly on my to-do list.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    And apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread.

    :) Peter
     
  5. LowWatt

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    They are FANTASTIC. They have that little bit of vintage "clang" that I don't hear in other new pickups, but have heard in the few 60s Fenders I've had the chance to play.

    I made a Telemaster baritone. When it's clean, it's total Ennio Morricone Spaghetti Western. When I toss a fuzz on the neck it's actually a crazy good Death From Above 1979 style tone. Couldn't be happier with what the Novaks bring and the price was much less than I expected.
     
  6. mcknigs

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    I turned a Japanese Strat copy into a baritone by putting on 12s and tuning down to B. Sounds pretty good as is. As a cheapskate my advice would to listen to it with stock pickups before deciding whether to upgrade.
     
  7. PeterUK

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    Thanks for the additional info.

    No stock pick ups, in fact no pick ups to start with. :rotflmao

    :) Peter
     
  8. mcknigs

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    Oh. Well. Then I suppose new pickups might be in order... :eek:
     

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