P-Bass and Tape Measure....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Groover, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Could someone please measure the distance from the center-line of the nut to the centerline of the most-neck pickup on a P-Bass? (the one closer to the neck).

    Not sure if they are all in the same spot, but I would prefer to have the location from a USA Fender Precision model and/or a more Vintage model (say '66 thru - '70's).

    I need this dimension to figure out if I can do a mod or not.

  2. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Anybody willing to check this measurement? :help:

    I really don't want to walk into a guitar store with a tape measure...

    Thanks again!
  3. ngomong


    Aug 8, 2006
    Norristown, PA
    On my '79, that distance is 28+1/8" (Give or take a 1/16" or so.)

    Hope that helps!
  4. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    "measured from tuner side of 12th fret to center to center of magnet pole-piece closest to neck - 11 inches (E,A), 12.1875 inches (D, G)"

    so, your measurement should be 28 inches plus 1/2 the thickness of the nut.
  5. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Perfect, thanks for the replies.
  6. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    If the mod you're planning is P-pup to a jazz bass, the P-pup sits in some of the area of the jazz neck pup.

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