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what is pole spacing?

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Illustrious Member
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i'm looking at specs for a guitar and it mentions pole spacing. what is that?

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Its not really important, unless you are changing pickups. Pole spacing is the distance between the poles (or screws) in the pickup. Ideally, each pole on a pickup needs to be right under each string. With a stock pickup, the poles spacing should match the string distance. But, if you are replacing pickups, make sure the pickups you get match the string spacing for your guitar.

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the outside width is usually important for lap sliders as a wide pole width and short scale makes slants easier.