#1
ok so how do i know where to rout the humbucker cavaties on a guitar .
is their a certein spot neir the bridge and, how far away from the neck and bridge do they have to be.

thanks
#2
just get an already made guitar and take the mesures.
Otherwise it doesn't matter. But it will affect your sound.
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no. that deals with depth, not position.

TS, I don't like to put a HB any closer than 1/2" away from the bridge.
I put SCs even farther away.

for the neck, the mounting ring can be nestled right up against the neck or a small 1/8" gap from the neck. i've seen some guitars with the neck pickup closer to a "middle position" they sound really nice that way, too. but they tend to get in the way of picking.
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no. that deals with depth, not position.

TS, I don't like to put a HB any closer than 1/2" away from the bridge.
I put SCs even farther away.

for the neck, the mounting ring can be nestled right up against the neck or a small 1/8" gap from the neck. i've seen some guitars with the neck pickup closer to a "middle position" they sound really nice that way, too. but they tend to get in the way of picking.

^This. Yeah but it all depends on what you want the pickups to sound like diffrent places have different sounds.
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no. that deals with depth, not position.

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#8
nodes are bullshit. they move according to where you're fretting. place pickups according to nodes when the strings are open, and all your calculations go out the window the moment you fret a note.
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There are also string nodes to consider. If you put a pup over a consonant node, it'll sound better than the same pup over a dissonant node, or no node, apparently.


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#10
more output the farther it is, and more openness and brightness the closer it is.
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more output the farther it is, and more openness and brightness the closer it is.

no.

just no.
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#13
anyone know how far away from the bridge and neck gretsch pickups are as im building a gretsch body