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    Strat & Tele Coil Heights

    Hey all. I'm trying to put together a more or less comprehensive list of coil heights.

    I thought I had something going but as I check what I had with some actual pickups (as I encounter them), nothing really correlates.

    Anyone care to share their data? You know, for science?

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    The coil estimator, lists standard height between the flats.
    Coil Estimator
    The Rewind Thread also lists some dimensions, here and there.
    http://music-electronics-forum.com/t39746/
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    The coil estimator, lists standard height between the flats.
    Coil Estimator
    The Rewind Thread also lists some dimensions, here and there.
    http://music-electronics-forum.com/t39746/
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    Sure, but that's not exactly comprehensive. The estimator has one Strat pickup and 4 Tele Pickups (as far as vintage pups) which all show the same height.

    Here's a stupid question. What are the "VN's" in the estimator? I always thought they were imports but I guess I'm not 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdamien View Post
    What are the "VN's" in the estimator? I always thought they were imports but I guess I'm not 100%.
    Vintage Noiseless maybe ,judging by the height it may be a stack design .

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    What most of us do with SC pickups, is start with standard height.
    for a Strat it is 11mm, or around .435" between the flats.
    If you want the pickup brighter, make them a little taller (neck).
    If you want fatter, rounder, make them a little shorter (bridge).
    Experiment and see what you get.
    I like a bright tele neck pickup so I go tall.
    Close to 1/2".
    You are limited on tele neck height by the cover.
    If too tall the cover want attach properly.
    The tele bridge can vary in height from around, .45", to .50".
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