P & J Bass Pickup Routing Depth?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tdub0199, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    I can't seem to find a solid answer on How deep should i route for a P & J Bass pickup? Need a little help with this.... Thanks in advance.... Terry
  2. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Well, it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but EMG's P and J pickup casing are 3/4" thick, or 7/8" counting the cable connectors on the bottom.

    Given those dimensions, I would route the pickup cavities 5/8" to 3/4" deep.
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    3/4" is the accepted standard, but many can be installed at 5/8" when the coils are short.