An easy way to measure pole-piece spacing

When you’re shopping for pickup covers it’s essential you know the pole-piece spacing of your pickup.

Measuring centre to centre is hit and miss and it’s easy to be a mm out which can make all the difference!

An idea occurred to me that it doesn’t need to be so hard. Here’s the trick if you have some digital calipers.

First measure a pole piece

Then set the calipers to zero

Finally measure between the outside edges of your pole pieces. This will give you the exact pole piece spacing of your pickup.


2 Comments on “An easy way to measure pole-piece spacing”

  1. I’m a guitar tech myself, with my own shop and I love to watch how others do their stuff…
    …and learn.
    This is so simple, so obvious, yet it never came to my mind.
    I’m still laughing. This will help with bridge post spacing, too.
    Cool, thanks!

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