Polepiece Spacing

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Dataset / Last modified by mike on 2015/07/30 06:12
Polepiece Spacing
Type
Dataset
Category
vCommons
Contents
3 columns
Rating
ID
MichaelBartmess.Polepiece Spacing
UUID
5bb85b23-d2ee-11e3-b7aa-bc764e2038f2
Use this Dataset
Columns
DatatypeRequired
StandardStringYes
1st-to-6th spacing (mm)RealYes
Adjacent spacing (mm)RealYes
Current statistics
SumAvgMinMax
1st-to-6th spacing (mm)256.351.26000000000000548.055.0
Adjacent spacing (mm)51.310.269.611.0

THIS DATA SET

This data set contains the standard polepiece spacing which defines the standard sizes of guitar pickups.  The idea for using this data set in vCalc is to make the polepiece spacings available to equations which may be used to compute design parameters for guitar design.  See the forums for using data set data in equations.

Standard pickup sizes are defined by the string spacing between the polepieces of the pickups and are measured as the span across all the strings.  So this data set provides polepiece spacing in two forms

  • the standard spacing between the 1st and 6th polepieces' centers, or 
  • the separation of adjacent polepiece centers corresponding to individual strings.

 

Guitar Pickup.png Stratocaster Pickups.png

See these pickups and other examples at Wikipedia Article

NOTES

The polepiece six string span distance is also called the "E-to-E" spacing.

Most guitar designs  cause the strings to run non-parallel, being closer at the nut and separated by greater distance at the bridge. Depending on where pickups are placed the spacing of the polepieces may then vary to fit the string orientation.

REFERENCE

Wikipedia article on Pickups


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