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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Itchyman, Oct 4, 2013.
What are these shenanigans? Should I buy 50mm or 53mm BKP's?
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.
If it's a "modern" Gibson bridge, I think they're Floyd-spaced.
Spacing of pickups doesn't really matter. Mostly aesthetics.
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This is the original 500T it had, measured center to center. I think I'm going to go with 53mm
Although the wider bobbins can affect the total length of wire on a coil, affecting the tone of the pickup somewhat.
Definitely go for the 53 mm spacing.
The modern tunamatic needs a wider spaced bridge pickup.