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Offline Bucksears

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Where to find 51.5mm spacer?
« on: October 09, 2019, 07:21:54 pm »
About a year or so ago, I swapped out the A5s in one of my PAF 36th sets for A4s. They were weak, which isn't surprising, but I wanted to give those a run.
Now I've got the pickups apart again, and wanted to de-air them, but leave the A4 magnets in.

The neck pickup went fine, the spacer bar fit, all is well. I ordered some 53mm spacer bars, and they don't fit a DiMarzio F-spaced pickup due to its 51.5mm spread (which I found out later).

So, where can I find spacer/keeper bars to fit? Find broken DiMarzios and scavenge the parts?
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Re: Where to fine 51.5mm spacer?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 07:28:53 pm »
They sell 50mm keepers here. Iíve never seen a 51 or 52mm keeper.


https://www.mojotone.com/guitar-parts/Keeper-Bars


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Re: Where to find 51.5mm spacer?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 03:15:22 pm »
Wound up using a 3/32" x 2" cotter pin that straightened out and cut to fit magnet width. I put the magnet against the screws and used the straight cotter pin piece as a shim on the slug side; fit perfectly. It's magnetic, so we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Where to find 51.5mm spacer?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 03:19:16 pm »
That should work. DiMarzio uses metal shims on a few pickups. You can use key way stock for shims


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Where to find 51 5mm spacer
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 09:06:36 am »
I see that a few of these have been solved on this forum.  If I was looking in particular for the OCAP 1056BC with backlight, where might I find a couple of them?  My last search on Ebay didnt turn up anything.