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Pickup Height on Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by klutzbsb, Apr 2, 2001.

  1. klutzbsb


    Aug 25, 2000
    hey about how high does the bridge pickup stick up out of a fender jazz bass? or how far is the bridge pickup from the strings on a stock jazz bass? any information would be helpful. thanks
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Hey klutzbsb... Welcome to Talkbass.

    Pickup height tends to be kind of a personal preference, but a good rule of thumb, (or my personal preference, if you will!!), is to depress your string at the highest fret, (closest to the bridge), and adjust the pickup to about 1/8" below the bottom of the string. Doing this for both the bridge and neck pickup, E and G strings balances my pickups nicely... Hope this helps

  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden