Can Some One Help Me With This Sg Pickup Spacing?

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  1. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

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    I want to get this right the first time but im not sure the pickup spacing of these pickups.

    I traded a buddy an amp for this SG Future and im not a fan of the Zebra pickups so i wanted to order a set of the chrome classic 57 covers to make it look more classic but in the past ive ran into issues with covers not matching the poles and being off. I think mainly in the past i was messing with Epiphones which might be metric

    So anyway ive posted some images with a little CM ruler i found on a bandage package. What would the spacing be on these? is it 1-15/16, 49.2?

    I want to order the correct chrome covers right the first time

    SG pickup spacing.jpg
     
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    I believe gibson pickups are measured either 50 mm or 52 mm.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Are those Gibson pickups? If you order Gibson covers they should fit.
     
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    If you really don't like the zebras I'll trade you a set of epi 57s...lol .already chrome covered.:cool::)
     
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    I really like those pickups but these are plugged into the board and i dont feel like rewiring this whole thing i just wanted to kinda dress it up a little.

    I already broke the shitty mini Etune i thin the D and E already has stripped gears so im trying to find replacements tuners for it then i thought about the witch hat knobs, a pickguard and the pickup covers.
     
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    I was kidding..sorta.:cool:. I like them 61 zebras..they honked in that sgj I just traded away..yea them robot tuners aren't my cup o tea either. I would probably break them on purpose.
     
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    You could also just paint the bobbin if its just the white thats bothering you.
     
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    Pickups look off-centre, might they be unoriginal?
     
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    CHeck EBAY, they actually make stickers for these bobbins. Black or white.

     
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    Again this was a trade so i didnt have a choice on the looks. It was a trade with a friend who really wanted my Boogie Single rec

    I prefer the classic SG (right) over the look of the Future (left) so i just wanted to add the little things that make it look more classic.

    Im not a fan of open coils on Gibsons i prefer all the stock classic stuff, pickguards, covered vintage looking pickups, the witch hat knobs all the stuff.

    Classic SG.jpg

    They are centered pretty good it was the camera angle so that you could see the numbers on the tape measure behind the strings. i tilted the camera off each side on the neck then the bridge. They both look like the same spacing on each pickup, som ive seen arnt like that though. Ive seen more narrow spacing at the neck and wider at te bridge but these appear to be the same
     
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    If they are 57's then they both take a "neck position cover.
     
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    The neck says 57 the bridge says 57 plus +
     
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    Then they both take "neck" covers
     
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    Thanks man!
     
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    My pleasure. "gibson" neck covers. Had to figure this one out the hard way :D
     
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    So is it 50 or 52mm?
     
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    Should be 50.
     
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    AFAIK Gibson only sells 50mm and 52mm covers. The 57 pups take the 50mm covers.
     
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