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Need Stingray Pickup Measurement

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bgavin, Dec 5, 2001.


  1. Would one of you Stingray owners put a tape measure on your rig?

    I need the exact distance from the bridge saddles to the center of the pole pieces closest to the bridge.

    I'm trying to identify the position of the pickup relative to the bridge.
     
  2. Anybody?
     
  3. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Depending on intonation adjustments, my Ray 5 measured 3 5/8" on the B string and 3 1/4" at the G string. The others fell in between.
    Doc
     
  4. Much obliged.

    I have this idea working about a Warmouth 5-string with both Stingray and Precision pickups installed. The placement is critical to "the sound".
     
  5. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    MM style pup and a p style pup.. that thing i bet will bring down the walls.. mmm... gas.. mmm.. yeas... mm.. mm.m.m oh sorry
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You stole my idea!:)
     
  7. Naaa... great minds all work in the same gutter.

    I've already got a tasty bass in my RB5 and it ain't a MM nor a P. I figured if I was going to own a 2nd bass (my friends all have a half-dozen or more), why not a MM + P?

    The resale value wouldn't be squat cuz its a Warmouth, but who cares if it's a keeper?
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I agree 100%. I was originally going to build a P/J, because I want something with the P tone, and realized that I would also like to have something that gets close to the Stingray tone. And of course, a 5 string is a must.

    How are you thinking of doing the electronics? Any idea what pickups you might use?
     
  9. I was initially looking at all Basslines pickups. I figure they would all work with the active EQ easier.

    I suppose I should actually get out and HEAR a Stingray and see if it is something I like. I'm more interested in a real good P tone in a 5 string, and the Stingray thing is a secondary thought.
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I want a good Stingray tone, but the P bass tone is what I'm primarily interested in too. If I can get an authentic P tone on a 5, anything else will be gravy.:)
     
  11. Curiously, the neck pickup on my RB5 is within 0.125" of the same centerline position as the standard P-bass pickup.
     
  12. Would one of you Stingray owners please tape measure for me one more time?

    I'm looking for the exact centerline of the MM pickup from the 12th fret.

    I'm adding this data to my spreadsheet in my signature, and it will be available to anybody who wants it.
     
  13. Bump.

    Can anybody give me measurements from the 12th fret?
     
  14. Bump.

    Can anybody give me the measurement from the tuner side of the 12th fret, to the center of the pole pieces closest to the neck?

    I use a tape measure hook onto the tuner side of the 12th fret, and measure to the nearest 1/16th inch.
     
  15. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    tuner side of the 12th fret?
     
  16. Link to SR5 Pickup Measurement Photo

    I got it, thanks!

    The link above shows a closeup photo with measuring tape (in cm). This measurement, combined with measurements I took yesterday of various P basses, shows me that the MM and Split-P pickups cannot be located in the correct positions on the same bass. They overlap.