Originally Posted by sevdog
Is there a thread somewhere on TB that lists string spacing on different manufacturer/models?
There are some but the numbers seldom agree from person to person. I don't know if this is measurement error or variation in the instruments themselves. I took a business card and made a spacing gauge on it. Put a pen mark on the long edge near one corner and label it zero then make more marks 64, 68, 72, and 76 mm away and label them sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen respectively. Hold the card up against the bridge of the bass with the zero mark on the B string and read the spacing by noting the location of the G string against the other marks. This tells you the spacing almost instantly with good accuracy. The results I have gotten recently are:
American Deluxe/Standard Jazz V 17.8mm (adjustable bridge, could go wider)
Deluxe Active Jazz V 17mm, 47.6mm at nut
Squier VM Jazz V 17.5mm, 47.6mm at nut
Warwick Corvette $$ 5 16mm
Spector Legend Classic 5 17mm
Peavy Fury 17mm (a used bass)
ESP B205 16.8mm, 45mm at nut
ESP B255 16.8mm, 47mm at nut (a new old stock bass)
Squire Deluxe Active Jazz V 18.8mm, 19mm, 51mm at nut (two different basses)
Peavey Millenium 5 AC BXP 16.8mm
Peavey Grind 5 NTB 17.8mm
Your mileage may vary and based on what I have seen here it often does. BTW the nut widths are often given on manufacturer websites and when given above that is where they come from but they are overall nut widths not string spacings.