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8-Sting Bass pickups


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I'm in the design stages of an 8-string bass build. Aside from going the custom built route with say...Seymour Duncan (this is my first option as I see it now), are there any pickup companies making pups for 8-string basses? Since the octave strings are so relatively close, would a normal 4-string pickup do the job?


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My 8-string BC Rich uses a standard DiMarzio P & J setup - unless you're using extreme string spacing, a standard pickup will work fine. F'rinstance, my 12'vers are 'bout as wide as a driveway, but only use EMG40 size HZ's. Basically, if you can play it with one finger, it only needs one pole piece.

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