Bass Pickup Routing Options

4 String Pickup Routing Options

Pickup routs may be combined (i.e. P + J, J +MM, etc.)

Standard Precision (P Bass®)

(3.678" Neck)

Single P Bass® pickups are generally used in the neck position. It can be combined with other pickups in the bridge position (often a Jazz pickup) for more tonal options.

Fits most P Bass® pickups including Seymour Duncan and Lindy Fralin pickups.

Jazz pickups

(3-5/8" Neck, 3-3/4" Bridge)

These two pickups are not interchangeable, the bridge pickup is wider than the neck pickup to accommodate wider string spacing near the bridge.

Fits most J Bass® pickups including Seymour Duncan and Lindy Fralin pickups.

Note that Made-in-Mexico J Bass® bodies from the mid 1990's used the 3-5/8" J pickup for both the neck and bridge rout. Warmoth offers this option also.

70's Bridge Pickup Reposition

With our 70's J Bass® pickup reposition, we relocate the bridge pickup rout approximately 3/8" (9mm) closer to the bridge. This increases the mid-range for that vintage "burpy" tone. Very nice for Jaco styles and finger style players.

This custom rout is an extra $45.

Music Man

(1.905" X 3.500" )

Single Music Man pickups are often placed in the "Warmoth Sweet Spot," which is a single pickup location. The MM pickup rout can also use the neck or bridge location when using more than one pickup.

Fits Seymour Duncan 4 string Music Man pickups.

Single Coil P Bass®

(3.340" Neck)

Single Coil P Bass® pickup (SCPB) is most often found in the neck position on a '51 P Bass®. It can be combined with other pickups in the bridge position for more tonal options.

Fits Seymour Duncan SCPB pickups.

EMG 35

(1.50" X 3.50")

Used in neck and bridge positions.

Bartolini BC

(1.25" X 3.95")

Used in neck and bridge positions.

Bartolini BD

(1.42" X 3.95")

Used in neck and bridge positions.

Rio Grande Powerbucker

(3.528" Neck, 3.642" Bridge)

Used in neck and/or bridge positions.

Dark Star DS-3 "Universal Rout"

(1.82" X 3.125")

The Dark Star pickup is available as a single pickup in the neck or "Warmoth Sweet Spot" positions.

This custom rout is an extra $45.

5 String Pickup Routing Options

5 String J Bass® - Fender® Deluxe 5

(4" Neck, 4-1/8" Bridge)

This is the stock pickup size on genuine Fender® Deluxe 5 bodies. These two pickups are not interchangable. The bridge pickup is wider than the neck pickup.

Seymour Duncan SJ5 67/70 and SJ53 pickups fit this rout.

*Please Specify D5 J+J for this rout.

5 String J Bass® - 4 string neck and bridge routs

(3-5/8" Neck, 3-3/4" Bridge)

These two pickups are not interchangable. The bridge pickup is wider than the neck pickup. This spacing will work with some bar magnet type pickups. Be sure that the string sensing width is compatible with the Deluxe 5 string spread.


Fits Seymour Duncan SJB5 and AJB5 pickups.

*Please Specify J+J NB for this rout.

5 String J Bass® - 4 string bridge routs

(3-3/4" Neck, 3-3/4" Bridge)

Looks stock, however both pickup routs are for the wider 4 string bridge style pickup rout.

Fits Seymour Duncan SJ5 70/74 and DiMarzio Ultra Jazz 5.

*Please Specify J+J BB for this rout.

5 String Music Man

(1.920" X 4.390")

Single Music Man pickups are often placed in the "Warmoth Sweet Spot," which is a single pickup location. The MM pickup rout can also use the neck or bridge location when using more than one pickup.

Fits Seymour Duncan 5 string MM pickups without dog ears

Seymour Duncan ASB-5

(1.250" X 4.250")

Used in neck and/or bridge positions.

Fits Seymour Duncan ASB-5 or Bartolini P2.

Seymour Duncan ASB2-5

(1.500" X 4.020")

Used in neck and/or bridge positions.

Fits Seymour Duncan ASB2-5 and EMG-40 or Bartolini M4.

5 String Rio Grande Powerbucker

(4.01" x 1.592")

Used in the neck and/or bridge positions. We do not sell these pickups.

5 String Precision

(3.340" Neck position only)

Our 5 string P rout is the same size as a 4 string. Most pickup manufacturers follow these dimensions as well.