Ok, maybe it's only 1/4 bass or less but... I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in "Other Guitars" but I thought I would document a little project I'm working on. ---Squier body, metallic red (Affinity series I think) ---1986 Squier MIJ neck (from the first guitar I ever owned) ---3 GFS ProTube lipstick p/u's (2 neck p/u's for B & N; M is RWRP model) ---1 master volume for the lipstick pickups ---standard 5 way selector switch for the lipstick pickups ---mini toggle switch for B+N (in parallel) combination ---mini toggle switch for B-M-N (all 3 in series) ---"BASS" pickup. 1 custom 3-pole pickup. I took a pickup from a cheap Starcaster strat to a great local shop. They removed the windings, cut the magnet in half, and removed 3 poles. Then they re-wound it around the 3 bass string poles. ---volume for "BASS" p/u ---tone for "Bass" p/u ---TRS (tip,ring,sleeve) stereo output jack. Tip connects to output of lipstick p/u volume pot. Ring connects to output of "BASS" volume pot. When I plug in a regular 1/4" TS mono cable I just get the signal from the lipstick p/u's. With a 1/4" TRS stereo cable I do the following (the reason I came up with this): The other end of the 1/4" TRS cable goes to a stereo "Y" cable. The tip side of the "Y" cable (lipstick p/u's) goes to a guitar amp. The ring side of the "Y" cable ("BASS" p/u) goes to an octave pedal set for 1 octave lower then to a bass amp. ------------------------------------- I should end up with a pretty convincing bass sound and the ability to make it sound like a bass player and a guitar player, provided I play both parts well. I finished wiring and basic testing last night. I was doing this before by just splitting the regular output of a normal strat and overall it sounded good but the octave pedal was picking up too much of the high strings, even with an EQ rolling off highs before the octave pedal. This setup hopefully takes care of that and also allows me to keep my bass sound the same when using different pickup selections for the guitar sound. I plan to post some videos of this thing in action soon, some better pics too. I was kind of inspired to do this after seeing a recent thread about building a Chapman Stick kind of thing. Those seem really cool but too hard to play and too different from guitar for me. I wanna be able to play "normal" songs the way I already do but add to that.