Jump to content

Question About Pickup Mounts


Recommended Posts

Im currentely working on a guitar.

Im buying two EMG humbuckers for my pickups & im using a Bigsby B5 Tailpiece with a Gotoh TOM bridge with no bushings so it will be quite low.

Because the bridge is so low I wont be needing one of the high pickups mounts & i will be using two low ones.

My problem is that on Stewart-macdonald the low pickup mounts are angled because their designed for a Les Paul with a Angled Neck.

I wont be angling my neck so the angle on the mounts is un needed.

So what im trying to ask is do pickup m ounts excist where there flat along the top.

Peace Out :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mmm... Interisting question Im stumped on that one...

We're talking about pickup mounting rings, right? Stew-mac doesn't seem to sell the flat ones in plastic, but they have them in metal. Either way, I recommend a different supplier, since their metal rings cost a fortune. I like Guitar Parts Depot (http://www.guitarpartsdepot.com) and GFS (http://store.guitarfetish.com/), but I don't know if they ship to Australia, or if it would be worthwhile even if they did. Maybe try your local guitar shop or Allparts dealer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mmm... Interisting question Im stumped on that one...

We're talking about pickup mounting rings, right? Stew-mac doesn't seem to sell the flat ones in plastic, but they have them in metal. Either way, I recommend a different supplier, since their metal rings cost a fortune. I like Guitar Parts Depot (http://www.guitarpartsdepot.com) and GFS (http://store.guitarfetish.com/), but I don't know if they ship to Australia, or if it would be worthwhile even if they did. Maybe try your local guitar shop or Allparts dealer.

Ye where talking about rings here.

Do you think it would matter if I just bought two of the 7/16" plastic ones & used them?

The slite angle dusnt really effect the pickup does it

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The angle probably doesn't matter. The pickups don't care, and the only person likely to notice is the person playing the guitar. So, if it doesn't bother you, I don't see a reason not to use them. On the another hand, you haven't bought the rings yet, and it seems like it wouldn't be much more trouble to just buy the right ones instead.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Im currentely working on a guitar.

I wont be angling my neck so the angle on the mounts is un needed.

So what im trying to ask is do pickup m ounts excist where there flat along the top.

Peace Out :D

There are.

Most of the metal ones are fully flat (and shallow).

And if you want to get fancy, replacement rings for tremolo-equipped PRS guitars are also flat-topped (as in not slanted). Several sources sell wooden replacements for these guitars, like these.

Hope this helps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...