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music man pickup position?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bizzaro, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    Any Music Man owners out there? The Sterling to be more specific. I would really appreciate some measurements so I can get my pickup in the right place.

    Lets say measure from the 21st fret to the edge of the route. And again from the center of the E string saddle to the other side of the route. This would save me alot of guesswork.

    Or Does anyone know how to place pickups. I know it has something to do with how the strings vibrate, but that is as much as I know.
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Sorry, bizzaro, I don't have answers, just a tiny bit of advice on measuring.
    In my experiance, it's best to keep one zero point for the entire guitar. And the best I've tried is:
    x=0 at the nut front (front=surface facing the bridge)
    y=0 at the center line of the fingerboard
    z=0 at the top surface of the fingerboard at the nut front

    Measuring everything from there keeps all the errors from adding up.:eek:

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