Mustang, BS-DS and pole spacing

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TraktorBass, Apr 9, 2020.


  1. TraktorBass

    TraktorBass

    Mar 9, 2017
    Hello guys!

    I have a Mustang which I want to put a Novak BS-DS into, and I am unsure about pole/string spacing.

    String spacing measured at where the pickup will sit is about 16mm. Measured at the bridge, 17mm.

    The BS-DS has three options for string spacing: 15.6mm, 17.4mm and 19mm.

    Yesterday I placed an order for a BS-DS with 17.4mm spacing, based on string spacing at the bridge (I know, my bad). 15.6mm is obviously closer to the actual string spacing where the pickup will sit.

    As far as I can calculate, the E and G strings will be ~1.2 mm 'off center'.

    How much does this really matter? Do any of you have experience with this?
     
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    You’ll be fine.

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    Each pole of the BS-DS is individually height-adjustable anyways.
     
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  3. while aesthetically it may not be perfect and those with OCD might get twitchy, it will work just fine
     
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  4. TraktorBass

    TraktorBass

    Mar 9, 2017
    Thank you. What is that neck pickup on your bass there?

    I will be twitching for sure, but good to know it will not cause issues soundwise.
     
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  5. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    It's a Sentell Unmudbucker. An unbelievably great-sounding, unique, and relatively inexpensive pickup!
     
  6. TraktorBass

    TraktorBass

    Mar 9, 2017
    Looks awesome too :)
     
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