Gibson Explorer with 53(ish)mm spacing?

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  1. Itchyman

    Itchyman SS.org Regular

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    What are these shenanigans? Should I buy 50mm or 53mm BKP's?
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    I believe this is refering to the spacing of the pole pieces on Floyd/trem equipped guitars. Floyd equipped guitars have a wider spacing on the pole pieces due to the wider spread of the strings. My judgement tells me that you need the 50mm spacing for a fixed bridge.
     
  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    If it's a "modern" Gibson bridge, I think they're Floyd-spaced.
     
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    Spacing of pickups doesn't really matter. Mostly aesthetics.
     
  5. Itchyman

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    There's always one of you in these threads :p

    This is the original 500T it had, measured center to center. I think I'm going to go with 53mm :)
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    :agreed:

    Although the wider bobbins can affect the total length of wire on a coil, affecting the tone of the pickup somewhat.
     
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    Definitely go for the 53 mm spacing.
    The modern tunamatic needs a wider spaced bridge pickup.
     

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