Vintage stagger in 10-16" rad neck

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  1. Aardvark

    Aardvark Silver Supporting Member

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    I just received a set of strat type pickups I ordered for a guitar with 10-16" compound radius. When I ordered them I failed to address vintage magnet stagger versus something flatter. These look very staggered, more so than my Suhr pickups. I suspect I should send them back for flatter magnets to keep string volume more even. What do you think?
     
  2. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Member

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    Can you show us some pictures, or give us some precise measurements?

    Ideally, I like matched pole pieces on a 16+ inch radius (at the bridge, maybe closer to 20"). Some stagger is not tragic; I just don't know how much we're talking about.

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    Aardvark Silver Supporting Member

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    I just talked to Don Mare about this. He said that the set should sound fine with a 10-16" radius but added that if there seems to be too much string-to-string volume difference, he can degauss the appropriate magnets. Sounds good to me.
     

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