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Pick up magnets

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Tedward, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. Tedward

    Tedward Supporting Member

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    Last year I made a couple of pick ups using bar magnets. The bars are A8 and 2.60" long. I want to use some A5 bars but can only find them at 2.50". Is 2.50" long enough?

    Tedward
     
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

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    Long enough for what?
     
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    try ebay tedward
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    do they have to be single pieces magnets or will you get same results with let's say 75 1mm magnets?
     
  4. Tedward

    Tedward Supporting Member

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    Duh, I should have mentioned that they are for a four string bass.

    Tedward
     
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  6. M0ses

    M0ses

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    Get the bass. Measure it.
     
  7. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

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    Typical Fenderish string spacing is 0.75 inch between strings, which works out to an overall width of 2.25 (plus a smidge for string thickness). And as you go towards the neck, that dimension gradually narrows. So yeah, 2.5 inch magnets should work fine.
     
  8. Tedward

    Tedward Supporting Member

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    I measured the string spacing from the out side of the "G" string to the out side of the "E" string and got 2.23". That gives me Just over 1/8" over hang on each side. I'm guessing that should be enough.

    Tedward
     

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