There's definitely a case for using this style of pickup screw spring, making one end very stable by using the larger diameter end for the pickguard and the other for the pickup. After seeing the results, you could switch ends, if your particular situation called for it. The coiled springs that look like a ball-point pen spring bunch up and create weird side-pressures on your screw and can distort your pickup instead of keeping it parallel with your pickup. I keep both types, along with the small surgical tube style which I also like.
Nice springs, could be taller.
I try to keep a handfull of these on hand so when I need one it's there. They work so much better than the springs out of an old ball-point pen!
Good strong spring.
Worked as expected - I ordered a few extra.
Making a custom project guitar, and using single-coil pickups (no-name cheapies in case of accidents) which came with no springs (made for direct mounting to the back of the pick-up cavity). Got some of the single-coil pickup rings and screws, and jammed these springs in between and they serve their purpose perfectly!
Works as it should. No rattling and the pickups didn't tilt weird. It's a simple part and it works properly. Great price too!
A little too shorts on some sets...
works better than the rubber that comes w/pick-ups
I was replacing pickups in a guitar in which the pickups screw into the routs rather than screwing to a pick guard. I bought these springs hoping they would help hold the pickups up off the floor of the rout and keep them level, but they did neither adequately. I do not know if there are different sorts of springs for different purposes, but I ended up buying pickup sponge supports that were advertised (elsewhere) as being for similar use with bass pickups, and they worked much better for the purpose, even in my guitar.
I gave 3 stars because the quality of the springs was okay, and I presume they must be useful in some guitars. They were cheap enough that it made no sense to pay shipping fees to return them.
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