I am building my first electric CBG and have purchased the "Electric Delta" 3 pole pickup sold by CB Gitty. Is there a "rule of thumb" measurement for the distance between the strings and the pickup? The guitar is fretless, so the height of the strings off the neck runs about 5/16". Any suggestions out there will be appreciated.
The general rule with magnetic pickups is 3mm or 1/8" or so, and adjust from there... Too close to the poles and you might lose sustain, too far away and you won't have good tone/volume... Every pickup is different, so adjust to what you like...
Thanks, John. That helps a lot.
I could tell you a lot of things, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat, so I’ll let you in on how most pros do it? Cheers & good luck
Thanks, Brian. I'm not sure how adjustable the pickup will be, but the video has some good info.