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02-19-2008, 09:37 AM
Is it possible to put bass guitar pickups in a normal guitar and if possible, does it alter the way it sounds??? I really want to know this.

02-19-2008, 12:20 PM
Scott Lucas of Local H did it.

02-19-2008, 03:58 PM
I suppose you could if you used a custom pickguard.

02-19-2008, 04:27 PM
got any pics?

02-20-2008, 05:25 PM
i'd assume it would work just fine, but the sound may be different since bass pickups are designed and placed differently than an electric guitar's. honestly i'm not sure whether the pickups would be better or worse for pinch harmonics.. let me know.

Renegade of Funk
02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
it would sound different. That's part of the reason Jimi Hendrix had a unique sound, cus he strung his his strings backward without flipping the pick ups, so the higher strings would use the pick-ups designed to catch lower notes. So it could be like that, except extreme.

It would be fairly tough to do though cus the bass pick ups are bigger so they would have to be super staggered, it would take a good bit of modification.