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Re: Leg length on pickups
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 01:10:51 PM »
Looking at that body, you may be able to use long legs.  However, the safest bet is to get short legs as they'll fit 99% of guitars.

One exception is the Gibson SG Standard, where you need long legs to raise the pickup high enough out of the scratchplate.

That's a little confusing the guy on the phone at bareknuckle pickups told me to get short leg pickups for my sg in fact so did my guitar tutor... :/ I hope mine fit.


If your SG has pickup rings, you can go with long or short (personally I prefer short).  If it has the pickups mounted on a big scratchplate (modern SG Standard or Special) you're better off with long legs - at least for the bridge pickup.

Yeah it has a large scratch plate (modern standard) so I guess I'm screwed. :/

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Re: Leg length on pickups
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 01:49:05 PM »
Yeah it has a large scratch plate (modern standard) so I guess I'm screwed. :/

No, you'll be alright - if you look at the guitar now, quite a lot of the bridge pickup sits above the scratchplate but you can't see the whole of the pickup cover so the legs are still sitting below the plate.

You almost certainly won't be able to use the long springs BKP supply, but just get some shorter springs or some of the rubber tubing Fender use.  It'll be fine.  :)
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Re: Leg length on pickups
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 02:08:11 AM »
Yeah it has a large scratch plate (modern standard) so I guess I'm screwed. :/

No, you'll be alright - if you look at the guitar now, quite a lot of the bridge pickup sits above the scratchplate but you can't see the whole of the pickup cover so the legs are still sitting below the plate.

You almost certainly won't be able to use the long springs BKP supply, but just get some shorter springs or some of the rubber tubing Fender use.  It'll be fine.  :)

Oh okay cool, thanks. :D