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BY Single coil
#773438
Mean!!
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BY jimi
#773444
Haven't seen many bass string sets without a wound G
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BY Single coil
#773446
god dammit
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BY bender
#773449
Bg wrote:flats on my es339 next string change, got to try them on guitar next!

Bass flats for life.

Haven't quite been able to commit to flats on a guitar, but I'm using half-rounds on my Duesenberg- I absolutely love them.

Nowhere in NZ seem to stock them though- so I bought 10 packs through Strings and Beyond.

(edit: I see guitarstuff have some, but not the gauge I like)
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BY Bg
#773634
So as the rain has stopped, I took the old girl outside and laid her on the table on the deck.... but enough of my sex life (badoom tish)

The neck pickup is actually a standard sized single coil in that huge housing! Though it is 10.5 K. Bridge is a humbucker. With the flats I have all the tone I ever need, from thump through to P-Bass like punch. Still want a P-Bass though. Probably going to make one ;)

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BY Single coil
#773649
My aria is a single coil in the job housing too. Apparently it was common practice back then.

That’s a seriously cool top.
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BY Bg
#773652
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yeah they're supposed to be like the gibson mudbucker... but not a faithful copy ;) As in the mudbucker is a humbucker!

As with all things hollow/semi hollow, its good to get a nice bit of figured plywood ;)
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BY Single coil
#773654
It is all very cool. Hilarious construction.
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BY Bg
#773656
actually that looks like two humbuckers laid on their sides with pole pieces between!!!
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BY Single coil
#773670
... does it hum?
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BY Bg
#774372
yep there isn't much info on the 5520, and even less about the eb-375 which I'm presuming was the original designation which change to the 5520.