P90 Bridge Pup - Where to Locate on Scale?

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  1. Tinman

    Tinman Member

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    I'm making a 25 1/2" scale guitar with a P90 in the bridge position. Any ideas or thoughts on where to locate it in relation to the bridge? Is there a generally accepted placement method or is it just trial and error? On the last guitar I made like this I always had a feeling that I put it too close to the neck, but who knows. Anybody?
     
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    I have a '56 LP Junior all orig/ stock - I'll measure it tonight and post it's location relative to the bridge.

    I agree w/ Henry the Horse - Gibson had a margin of error of about 1 inch through the years. That combined with Gibson's margin of error for bridge placement makes it hard to pinpoint the 'correct' location.

    I'll measure mine - it sounds pretty good (GRIN)

    Dana O.
     
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    Wow. One centimeter is closer to the bridge than I think I have ever seen. That's about 3/8", correct? I looked at a Reverend (with a 25 1/2" scale and 3 P90s) for reference and it looks like there's about 1 3/8" between the high E saddle take-off point and the front edge of the pickup. That seems like it might be too far away from the bridge. I guess I should play one. Joe Naylor does things pretty deliberately from what I know about him.
     

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