#1
I am thinking of a certain pickp configuration for a future build. I am planning on buying an EMG J set if I do go through with the build and I will probably place both pickups at the bridge. I was wondering if the pickups have certain polepieces for certain strings? If so, could I reverse one of the pickups so the treble pole pieces are above the bass strings and the bass polepieces above the treble strings. The motive would be to Make the bass strings sound brighter and the treble strings warmer.
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Victor Gutierrez
#2
That's not how they work. You could angle the pickups so the bass side is closer the the bridge.

A P-Bass pickup woukd work better, since they're designed to be offset. You could put the E and A strings closest to the bridge, and the D and G strings closest to the neck.
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#3
Thats not what I mean. I mean to have two jazz pickups at the bridge and one of them reversed to give a different sound. That way when used at the same time the sound of the bass strings would be treblier and the sound of the treble strings warmer. So EMG J's aren't like the single coils on a strat that when reversed give a different sound. This contributed to Jimi Hendrix's tone.
The clock strikes midnight
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The moon is at its highest
And the twilight seems fitting
For in these moments
The light at the end of the world
Shines like a thousand suns....


Victor Gutierrez
Last edited by bassburton at Mar 21, 2007,
#4
Jimi's tone was because A) the bridge single coil was slanted the oposite way, and B) his pickups had staggared pole peices.

Almost all of the time bass pickups have the pole peices the same height. EMG's J pickups are one of these cases where the pole peices are the same height.
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#5
Well, would it work if the pickup REVERSED? Turned 180 degrees?
The clock strikes midnight
When tomorrow and today collide
The moon is at its highest
And the twilight seems fitting
For in these moments
The light at the end of the world
Shines like a thousand suns....


Victor Gutierrez
#7
Quote by bassburton
Well, would it work if the pickup REVERSED? Turned 180 degrees?


I already explained to you how that wouldn't work in my first and second posts.
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#8
Oh OK, My bad. About the two threads I accidentally hit post twice. Sorry.
The clock strikes midnight
When tomorrow and today collide
The moon is at its highest
And the twilight seems fitting
For in these moments
The light at the end of the world
Shines like a thousand suns....


Victor Gutierrez