So far I found that two companies sell pickups that are narrow for older jazz type guitars.
First to reply was Kinman Pickups who sells a nickel PAF neck in 47.5mm with a 4 wire option.
Then Revel makes a 47.5 mm spaced Nickel PAF for the Gibson Byrdland guitars. Could be a possiblity.
Finally, a company that sells budget guitar parts offers a DIY humbucker kit. Where you build the pickup as a kit yourself. I would be interested in more information on this. It sounds like something I could be in to. There was no Nickel cover option that i could see. If they reply I will share the data.
You think 47.5mm is close enough to the measurement above, or would I need the DIY and go for 46mm?
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2021 11:29:04 GMT -5 by markuser
You think 47.5mm is close enough to the measurement above
The screws are 5mm wide, so yes, the 47.5mm spacing should still put each string over a screw though not exactly centered. I'd say it'll be fine sound wise, and no one except the most extreme purist will even notice.
But obviously, Epiphone makes such a pickup. Are you looking to upgrade the stock Epi pickups? Or, is it non-functional and needs replacement?
If it's the latter and you're tempted to try to wind your own, you could reuse the stock Epi bobbin and cover, strip out the windings, and rewind the stock one
Post by ziggystardust723 on Mar 31, 2021 11:37:11 GMT -5
Hello Markuser, The Byrdland have also Shorter Scale = 23,75"(& no 24,75") for making easily complex Jazz Chords but is played by Ted Nugent who plays Rock style, so faster.. As the Guitar herself, to Find a Pickup from this guitar would not be able, or Expensive.. Maybe it's better & really Chepper to bye a Pickup Kit, & to wind it (I do it, since 8y with 8 Wires, on a real P.U. Winder Schatten, Canada,but in France.. where I live..) Bye, Ziggy. (Stratos Neck pu have the Best Sound on this guitar, but their PS is 52,3875 mm, no 48, like it would be)