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mike1762
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 1035
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 4:18 am:   Edit Post

How do you tell whether you have an AXY or FatBoy PUP??? Is the magnet centered in the AXY housing or is it off-set??? I'm wondering if flipping the bridge PUP (assuming it's an AXY) would make any difference (I prefer the bridge PUP to be not so close to the bridge). How would I go about acquiring a FatBoy and how much do they cost???
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8190
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

Sometimes we're nice and put a FatBoy sticker on the underside of the pickup, but it's not 100% of the time. The only way to tell for sure is to check how wide the magnet is inside with either the paper and iron filings trick (don't do this while it's mounted on the bass) or with the "magnetic paper" to peek inside. The FatBoy will reach almost to the top and bottom edge, the AXY will be in the center and half the width.

A FatBoy and a standard AXY should sound the same with the pickup mounted either direction. We could make an AXY pickup with the coil cast toward the top edge of the pickup making the actual pickup part about 1/4" farther away from the bridge without changing the routing. Anything more dramatic would need more dramatic modification.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4152
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:31 am:   Edit Post

I've just taken delivery of a FatBoy and an AXY with the coil cast towards the top edge as mica describes above.



Hope to get these in after my busy weekend starting with fatboy in the bridge.
Jazzyvee
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 24
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

Nice JazzyVee! Heard nothing but great feedback on this setup.
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 25
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

Nice JazzyVee! Heard nothing but great feedback on this setup.
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 328
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post

+1 on Fat Boy in treble (bridge) position.

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