Regular or Trembucker for the bridge of a SE24?

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  1. BlueSky

    BlueSky New Member

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    I got a Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set (a SH-4 JB and a SH-2) to replace the stock pickups in my SE24. Now I've realised that the string spacing at the bridge from low to high E is about 53mm and the regular SH-4 JB is made for 49mm string spacing.
    Will the regular SH-4 work anyway or should I get the Trembucker (TB-4)?

    Edit: I should add that my concern is only sonic. I'm not that much bothered about aesthetics. So if the pole pieces of the regular SH-4 do not perfectly align with the strings, will that have a negative impact on the tone? Or is there no difference?
     
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  2. DHW

    DHW New Member

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    it's not gonna matter either way... use whichever you have/is cheaper. I typically just order everything standard spaced. All american prs pickups are standard spaced.
     
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    Well, it's a Korean-made SE 24 with tremolo bridge. So the spacing is wider. 53mm from low to high E, whereas the SH-4 JB is made for 49mm string spacing. Especially the highest and lowest strings are off center.
     
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    No, the spacing is exactly the same as an american made PRS. The korean pickups were spaced wider is the only difference.
     

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