Originally Posted by joeinsprings
Thanks. I kinda spaced on the bridge saddles being movable, the twelfth fret is a much better idea to measure from.
And I feel kind of stupid, but I looked in the FAQ in all the forums, and did a search for twenty minutes, but probably missed it. Thanks anyway though.
feeling stupid is a good sign, means your probably not stupid normally
The obvious is typically invisible to the uninitiated.
Anyway, I couldn't find the frigging thing myself. Paul mentioned them doing something different with the Luthier forum and looks like they've changed the FAQ since last visit. Not a forum I frequent cause I can't make a square cut let alone build basses.
It used to be disguised under musician's reference spreadsheet anyway - that much I did find out. Also I posted the MM as 13 1/8" center 12th fret to center pup in one thread and didn't get jumped on so I'm guessing that's what it is. Just taking a tape to my Ibe's looks about right. Not critical and in fact ideally it would be variable to taste. Pup placements are not a magic spots just a default average. I mount MM's closer to the bridge cause I want brighter tone out of 'em.