Pickups/strings not lined up

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassist4ever, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. okay i just recently bought an Essex 62 jazz copy and i wasnt expecting much for 119.96 and i got what i paid for... but the pickups are extremely off center. what would be the best way to measure how much to move them??? ive tried using a ruler fromt he center of the string and i get different results....

    help would be much appreicated...
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Just get some pickups with a like EMG which have a bar that goes across the pickup instead of seperate poles.

    You wont have alignment problems with this as long as the strings arent to close to the pickups edges.

  3. i was going to go that route but im fixing to lose my job so there wont be any money for pickups that are passive with bars istead of pole pieces.

    so now the question is... how to measure for re-alignment of the pickups and strings?