#1
I bought a used Schecter C-1 Plus with EMG 81/89's installed, and I just realized that the mounting ring for my bridge pickup is unusually high (about half an inch at the highest end of its wedge shape). I'd really like it to be lower so that my action isn't so ridiculously high, so what mounting ring dimensions should I be looking for? Do EMG's require a specific type of mounting ring? Any help would be appreciated, and links to specific products would be even better.
#3
Well the guitar already has pickup frames, so I'm assuming that if I take the bridge ring out, I'll have 4 exposed holes where the screws used to be. If anyone has a similar guitar with mounted EMG's, can you provide me with the height of your bridge pickup ring?
#4
Does your guitar have an arched top? And do the strings touch the mounting ring?
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#5
I don't think it's an arched top guitar. The body does have some curvature, but the curvature forms a flat plateau where the pickups and bridge rests. When the bridge sits at what I presume to be its normal height, the strings touch the bridge pickup. I have to raise it quite a bit in order to avoid that.

Here is a picture of the mounting rings. The bridge pup ring looks huge to me, but let me know if that's just the way it is supposed to be:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g83/vonzombiepublic/pickups1.jpg

Here is a picture of how high my bridge has to be elevated in order to just prevent the strings from rattling against the bridge pickup when strummed:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g83/vonzombiepublic/bridge.jpg
Last edited by VonZombie at Aug 12, 2009,
#6
Just go to any guitar store and get one that is the same as your neck pick up ring. bring the old one with you so you will know that the holes line up.
The one you have is for an arched top guitar that needs the bridge pick up to be elevated due to the angle of the neck.
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#7
I'm going to see if I can buy the mounting rings online since the nearest guitar store is quite a distance from me.

These look smaller than my current neck mounting ring:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Pickup-Mounting-Ring-18-In-Neck?sku=360928

And I don't have humbuckers, but these look about right:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-Humbucker-Mounting-Ring?sku=309388

Will the second mounting ring work even though it's for humbuckers?
#8
The mounting ring you currently have is correct. That's the normal size mounting ring for a guitar with a carved top (also called an archtop or curved top). Some carved top guitars don't use them depending on what bridge and neck join it has too, but yours being a Tune-o-Matic bridge, it is right that you should have that size angled mounting ring.

If you change to a shorter ring, you may not then be able to get the pickup to the right height for optimum use. EMG active pickups are designed to be fairly close to the strings, so there you go.
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Quote by VonZombie
I'm going to see if I can buy the mounting rings online since the nearest guitar store is quite a distance from me.

These look smaller than my current neck mounting ring:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Pickup-Mounting-Ring-18-In-Neck?sku=360928

And I don't have humbuckers, but these look about right:
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-Humbucker-Mounting-Ring?sku=309388

Will the second mounting ring work even though it's for humbuckers?

you do have humbuckers...EMG 81/89 are humbuckers
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