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Pick up magnets

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


  1. 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 Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    Long enough for what?
     
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  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    try ebay tedward
    &
    do they have to be single pieces magnets or will you get same results with let's say 75 1mm magnets?
     
  5. Duh, I should have mentioned that they are for a four string bass.

    Tedward
     
  6. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    Get the bass. Measure it.
     
  7. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    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. 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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