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Our pickup types

  • BITE 1000mV split coil (P). We can arrange P pickups either in traditional or reverse order (DG coil closer to the neck). If not specified otherwise, we'll assume you want your P the traditional way (DG coil closer to the bridge).
  • BITE 1000mV single coil (J), 92mm length in the neck position, 95mm length in the bridge position.
  • BITE 2x1000mV humbucker (H), 92mm length in the neck position, 95mm length in the bridge position.

 

All-in Upcharges

The below listed upcharges are all-in prices. Wherever applicable, they include:

  • Pickups
  • Standard pickup covers, available in BITE branded orange-white, plain white and plain black.
  • Routing, drilling and shielding work for pickups and additional control slots.
  • Pickguard routing
  • Additional potentiometers and switches
  • Additional knobs: We're not gonna beancount. We'll try to match the knobs of any additional control slot with your underlying bass configuration.
  • Side-mounted output jack including jack plate: We can position any additional control slot on the face of your bass (pickguard/control plate) or clear one slot by moving the output jack to the side of the body (lower bout) where we'll seat it in a jack plate of matching hardware color. 
  • Switch rings: Our standard switch rings are 3-ply with white writing on black or vice versa. If you want individual wordings, we can write pretty much everything that fits into the space. If you want individual colors, we can source 50 different color combinations including wood and metal imitations. Pricing for individual wording & colors varies depending on your request. 

 

How and what to choose?

What's the point of 348 pickup-circuit combinations anyway? We continue to be amazed at how many customers ask for specific pickup configurations and curcuits, so we decided we better bring some order and overview into this whole PU-circuit business. The most popular special circuit option is series wiring. What does series mean to your sound? It's a turbo boost. Whenever two pickups are linked in parallel mode (standard in JJ and PJ models), the combined output is less than that of only one pickup (especially true for the neck pickup). Link the same two pickups in series mode and both resistances are simply added up: a good way to blow your skinny guitarist off his feet. Read a bit more about wiring here

You may also want to have a look at our premium builds for inspiration:

  • The Dragon features 7 pickup configurations including the mighty JJ and PJ series circuits. 
  • The Steampunk sports a whopping 11 pickup configurations by adding another 4 out-of-phase circuits. 
  • The Sound Monster even tops the Steampunk by adding a bassmute, resulting in a whopping 22 sound configurations without anyone even getting near the tone knob.

 

Abbreviations

  • PU = Pickup
  • J = JB type (single coil) PU
  • P = PB type (split coil) PU
  • H = Humbucker (dual coil) PU
  • B-P-N-S = Pickup selector positions: Bridge – Parallel – Neck – Series
348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 1 Neck Pickup
Any one of our pickups is available in the neck position (seated in the pickguard).

3 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls (array starting from neck)

Neck PU
(3 PU Configurations Available)

PB

  • Neck Volume
  • Tone
Pstandard
J replacing P€ 0
H replacing P€ 165 (€ 137,50 excl. VAT)
348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS 1


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 2 Neck Pickups

The first pickup mentioned is the one closest to the neck.

45 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls (array starting from neck)
2 Neck PUs
(9 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck Volume
  • Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PJ / JP / PP / JJ€ 195 (€ 162,50 excl. VAT)
PH / HP / JH / HJ€ 330 (€ 275 excl. VAT)
HH€ 495 (€ 412,50 excl. VAT)
348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS 2


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 1 Neck Pickup + 1 Bridge Pickup

The first pickup mentioned is the one in the neck position.

45 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls (array starting from neck)

1 Neck PU +
1 Bridge PU
(9 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck Volume
  • Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PJ / JP / PP / JJ€ 255 (€ 212,50 excl. VAT)
PH / HP / JH / HJ€ 390 (€ 325 excl. VAT)
HH€ 555 (€ 462,50 excl. VAT)
348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS 3


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 2 Neck Pickups + 1 Bridge Pickup

The first pickup mentioned is the one closest to the neck.

135 PU-Curcuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls (array starting from neck)

2 Neck PUs +
1 Bridge PU

(27 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Bridge Volume
  • Neck Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone 

3-Way Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PJP / JPP / PPP / JJP / PJJ / JPJ / PPJ / JJJ€ 450 (€ 375 excl. VAT)
PHP / HPP / JHP / HJP / PHJ / HPJ / JHJ / HJJ / PJH / JPH / PPH / JJH€ 585 (€ 487,50 excl. VAT)
HHP / HHJ / PHH / JHH / HPH / HJH€ 750 (€ 625 excl. VAT)
HHH€ 885 (€ 737,50 excl. VAT)
348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS 4


Upcharges for Jawbone Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 1 Neck Pickup + 1 Bridge Pickup
The first pickup mentioned is the one in the neck position.

30 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls (array starting from neck)
1 Neck PU +
1 Bridge PU
(6 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck Volume
  • Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone 

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
JJ / PJstandard€ 60 (€ 50)€ 60 (€ 50)€ 60 (€ 50)€ 60 (€ 50)
HJ€ 165 (€ 137,50 excl. VAT)
PH / JH€ 225 (€ 187,50 excl. VAT)
HH€ 390 (€ 325 excl. VAT)
PP / JP / HPnot available
348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS 5


Upcharges for Jawbone Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 2 Neck Pickups + 1 Bridge Pickup

The first pickup mentioned is the one closest to the neck.

90 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls (array starting from neck)

2 Neck PUs +
1 Bridge PU
(18 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Bridge Volume
  • Neck Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PPJ / PJJ / JPJ / JJJ€ 195 (€ 162,50 excl. VAT)
PHJ / JHJ / HPJ / HJJ€ 330 (€ 275,50 excl. VAT)
HHJ€ 495 (€ 412,50 excl. VAT)
PPH / PJH / JPH / JJH€ 420 (€ 350 excl. VAT)
PHH / JHH / HPH / HJH€ 555 (€ 462,50 excl. VAT)
HHH€ 720 (€ 600 excl. VAT)
P in bridge positionnot available
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