Re: 5 string kay 1951

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on July 02, 2000 at 08:27:01:

In Reply to: 5 string kay 1951 posted by M L Rouse on July 01, 2000 at 12:23:38:

: Looking for info on a 5 string Kay anybody have or seen one before.
: Also looking for a good pick up for her.
: dont know about the bridge pick ups because of the 5th string.
: have seen a pick up that velcros to the underside of the fingerboard.
: magnetic style. anybody know?

There are a good number of 5 string Kays around. There is a brief but good history of Kays on Roger Stower's web page, which you can reach from the LINKS page, URL below.

Some bridge pickups will work fine in spite of the fifth string, but it depends on their configuration. The K&K Bass Max works great, as does the Double Big Twin-- you can mount the four transducers between strings, or special order one with five individual transducers, which I have done for a couple other 5 string Kay owners (Disclaimer: I sell K&K Sound pickups and preamps). If you are interested, contact me off-list for further information; you can also reach pages describing the pickups from links on the page below.

The magnetic pickup you refer to is probably the Pierre Josephs.

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