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placement of mm pickup.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jock, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    What is the measurements for the mm pickups correct placement?
    Measured from the 12th fret and preferably in the metric system (mm) so I can understand it.:D

    Is the placement really critical for the mm sound? Im probably going to mod a j-bass and dont want the mm pickup to interfere with the pickguard
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    You can get stingray measurements from bgavin's website. They will be in inches, so you'll have to multiply by 25.4 to get mm.

    You could also go to a music store with a tape measure.

    Yes, the pickup placement has a pronounced effect on the resultant tone.

    My guess is that you would have to cut the PG, but you'll have to see.
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I have a Jazz bass with a J/MM pickup configuration where the MM pickup is in 9approximately) the correct location. Yes, you have to cut into the corner of the pickguard:



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