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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ErikP.Bass, May 8, 2010.
Does anyone have the measurements for Fender Jazz 60's and 70's pickup spacing?
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?
Loose the metric when your dealing with Leo.
This will get you started.
Thanks for the reply Greenman but I don't really follow the image you provided. Can you explain?
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).
Thanks Thunder Pulse.
I definitely have 60's spacing then as the I get
3 1/2 inches exactly when I measure as you describe.
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.
Do you have a higher resolution version of your graphic, Pilot? The one Greenman linked to is very lo-res, and almost unreadable.
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.