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Nordstrand MM5.3 routing

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rodent, Dec 10, 2005.


  1. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I'll be routing a p/u cavity for a Nordstrand MM5.3 (which I do not physically have yet) this weekend, and was curious if the p/u cavity is the same physical dimensions as the MM4.3

    Anyone know the dimensions for one of these MM5.3's?

    All the best,

    R
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    LOL. Guess it's already routed but I'd call Carey and find out. I can't imagine his 5 string MM being the same size as the 4 cuase none of the rest of them are. The strings would have to so close together. Another thing about the .3 I'd check on is, to my knowledge, it has the bottom coil like a Sterling - so you have to route for one coil to go deeper in the bass. I had a Sterling pup and did the routing thing and personally, I would go for his quad pup and forget that freak routing (assuming that is the case).
     
  3. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I did hear back from Carey (via Jay at BHB) - the p/u sizing matches what is specified for a similar Bart p/u ... and the Bart 5-string p/u is the identical size as the 4-string p/u according to the website.

    I happen to have a Nordstrand MM4.3 sitting on my shelf, so here's the results of Sun afternoon in the workshop:

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    And in case you're interested, the P-bass p/u will be one of the new Nordstrand NP-5's (I have two of these sitting on my shelf as I type ... thanks Jay! :hyper: )

    All the best,

    R
     
  4. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    now that I think about it, seems this came up before and I thought the same thing then too. Don't play 5's but in looking at a Ray 4 I have, there's 1/2" play on the perimeter slugs so it wouldn't be a problem to shift them over and toss another one in the same size housing.
     
  5. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Any thoughts on my interpretation of a MM p/u install?

    I like to rest my thumb on the p/u when playing, and a regular installation leaves two lugs at the p/u top - not too much room for a thumb to rest there. I flipped the p/u to increase my thumb rest space by 50%. Theoretically it shouldn't affect the p/u output.

    All the best,

    R