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Hi folks,my first post here!
I'm working on my first build, a three string CBG, and would appreciate a little advice on how to use a six-string pickup. I'm no novice at woodworking and have learned to work on solid body guitars because I'm poor and my oldest son is a guitar freak. But, I'm not sure how to deal with this pickup in my planned 3-string build; or if its even appropriate.
The pickup I have a Seymour Duncan "Little 59" I pulled from one of my son's guitars - he wanted something else in its place and we intended to sell this one but haven't gotten around to it. Its relatively small and has two rows of six posts, intended to line up directly under each string of a six-string. They marketl it as a Telecaster pickup replacement.
I guess its a bit overkill for a 3-string CBG, but its what I have.
I've heard these pickups have a narrow range. That is, the string needs to be directly over the pole and somewhat close. Do I need to worry about the strings lining up? Should I
Any advice would be appreciated
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With that pickup having 2 sets of poles, if you turn it on an angle, won't some of the poles not line up? Maybe, and this is just a long shot, but can you make a quick and dirty jig that will hold the pickup upside down, above the strings, so you can test various positions before you actually start cutting to install it? Kind of simulate the position and do some testing?
Thanks for the input, folks! Now that I think of it, it should be simple to complete the build but for the pickup, then hold it in various positions to see if there is a difference. Cutting the hole in the lid will be simple no matter when its done.
When I do that - next weekend I think - I'll post the results. If it really makes no difference I think I'll go with slanted just for the looks.