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Bridge vs. Pup spacing

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Zombbg4, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Zombbg4


    Jul 15, 2008
    I'm in the process of building a bass and went with hipshot B bridge, .669 spacing which is practically 17mm. I'm wanting to use a set of nordstrand fat stacks, but for 17mm there's a 50 dollar upcharge, but for 18mm spacing there isn't. The fat stacks were already pushing my budget and I can't afford the extra 50 right now.

    So would it be a terrible idea to use 18mm pups for a 17mm bridge? I've been thinking that angling the pups might better line up the poles, but who knows.
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    i would just get a bridge that had the right (wider) spacing.

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