Homemade powerbucker

Tinsnips

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Warmoth offers routing for Rio Grande Power Buckers in their bass bodies...cool, except I've read alot of negative reviews about those pickups. So, I made my own. I took two Basslines Hot For Jazz j-bass pickups, Cut the bridge-side ears off the neck pickup and cut the neck-side ears off the bridge pickup, double face taped them together, installed them into the bridge position Power Bucker rout and wired them series-split (south single coil/both coils humbuck/north single coil). WOOHOO!

Notes: Yes, of course the neck pickup mounting ears are closer together, BUT: there is enough tolerance in the Power Bucker rout to allow this.
Haven't tried this with a Power Bucker rout in the neck position...will you be the first? Also this doesn't work with EVERY j-bass pickup pair: DiMarzio model Js are too big at the bottom, their ferrites and potting prevent this type of close combining. They hit, and ferrites touching each other might make for a crummy tone.
 

Tinsnips

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Hmmm...pics. Maybe I can take a pic, upload to myspace, then C&P the URL.

Is that how it's done, or is there an easier way?
 
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