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Old 11th November 2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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anyone has any idea how to DIY them?
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Old 11th November 2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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anyone has any idea how to DIY them?
Do you mean something like Lightwaves?
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Old 12th November 2004, 11:03 AM   #3
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something like that.. thou i don`t mind having pick ups along the bridge.
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Old 12th November 2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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something like that..
I wish I did, but as I don't know, I'm just going to pony up for a Lightwaves assembly for my bass.
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Old 12th November 2004, 01:41 PM   #5
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something like this.. is it that hard to construct?
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http://www.opticalguitars.com/

something like this.. is it that hard to construct?
Never seen that site or those pickups before.
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Old 13th November 2004, 11:46 AM   #7
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hmm okay...
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hmmm, just wondering, what difference does it make in comparison to traditional pickups? (other than it can be used with non metal strings....)
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hmmm, just wondering, what difference does it make in comparison to traditional pickups?(other than it can be used with non metal strings....)
I've heard a few soundclips, but they vary too much to be able to say, they sound like ......
But I am interested in trying some. As ther is no magnetic "pull" on the strings from conventional pickups the higher harmonic content and sustain are said to be much greater.

I spoke with my luthier today and he's willing to supply a neck for the spare unfinished body I have to try a set of Lightwaves out. I just have to find the money for a set now.
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hmmm. then again, I might DIY a set for my bass and post what I have done. expect that in sometime next year.
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