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Fender 60's vs. 70's Jazz Pickup Spacing

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ErikP.Bass, May 8, 2010.


  1. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Does anyone have the measurements for Fender Jazz 60's and 70's pickup spacing?
     
  2. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    I just took some measurements on my Jazz:

    Base of neck to top of neck pickup = 92 mm

    Bottom of neck pickup to top of the bridge pickup = 72 mm

    Bottom of bridge pickup to top of bridge = 50 mm

    I think this is 60's spacing....can anyone confirm?
     
  3. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
  4. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Thanks for the reply Greenman but I don't really follow the image you provided. Can you explain?
     
  5. Thunder Pulse

    Thunder Pulse

    May 12, 2007
    What I've read on here is that with the 60's pickup spacing there's 3 1/2" to 3 5/8" between the pickups (pole-piece to pole-piece), while 70's pickup spacing is 4" between the pickups because the bridge pickup is moved 1/2" closer to the bridge (neck pickup placement being the same).
     
  6. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Thanks Thunder Pulse. :D

    I definitely have 60's spacing then as the I get
    3 1/2 inches exactly when I measure as you describe.
     
  7. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    The distances are from the nut to the polepiece centers of various pickups, for 34" scale. The J measurements are for 60s style. You can see that the spacing between the Js is 3 9/16".

    I made that graphic up using measurements taken by bgavin.
     
  8. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Do you have a higher resolution version of your graphic, Pilot? The one Greenman linked to is very lo-res, and almost unreadable.
     
  9. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I posted my image back when TB was very restrictive in file sizes, and I didn't have any proper software to scale it nicely. Sorry about that. If I get a chance I'll type out tge values.
     

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