m0b1liz3 Posted May 13, 2006 Report Share Posted May 13, 2006 I am attempting to build a nice partscaster on an el cheapo budget. I bought a chinese alder strat copy, a Mighty Mite neck and recently got a decent price on some custom shop 54 american pickups. However I am reading that the American pickups are spaced slightly differently according to the US spacing. There are a few threads discussing Humbuckers but what about strat pickups??? The current pickups are 50mm (2") and apparently F-spacing (used on US strats) is 51mm? I was told that I should replace the tremolo with a US one to get the correct spacing for my US pickups. However other people say this is BS. I want to replace the tremolo but think that the screw spacing will be different if I get a US spaced one as opposed to a MM replacement and don't want to bother with the extra work. ** So the question is will having a 2" bridge with US spaced single coil pickups mess up the tone I should get from the pickups or will it not be noticed? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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