Question: QUESTION: Stingray Classic 5 bridge to pickup measurements
But here’s a question I haven’t seen addressed: how do the basses differ as to the pickup’s distance from the bridge? From pictures, it *looks* like the Classic 5’s bridge with mutes has less distance between bridge and pickup, and I’d like someone to weigh in who has the bass and a tape measure/ ruler handy.
To put my cards on the table, the Classic 5 *seems* to have more of that back pickup / low-mid punch than does the SR5, and that’s a key aspect of my personal recipe for tone. Think of it as analogous to the difference between 60s vs 70s Jazz Bass pickup spacing.
So I’m curious how the measurements from bridge to pickup may differ, and I’d like to hear from anyone who has a Classic 5.
My SR5 fretless is from 1995, and the measurements are as follows:
-Edge of bridge to bottom of polepiece: 2.25″
-Mid-saddle/break angle to bottom of polepiece: (a hair under) 3.25″