Is spacing between strings at the bridge and fret board radius important for humbucker pickups proper sound?
I made a simple guitar with narrow (10 mm between strings) and flat fretboard. (I originally wanted to build pickups myself, but I still have to wait to get my coil delivered and I'm not sure about results).
I think I made a mistake not taking available pickups in local stores into account when I started my build. As I see on pictures EMG or SD pickups (most popular as I can tell from my research) have about 12 mm spacing between magnets so that each magnet is placed exactly below corresponding string. Also magnets aligned vertically to match radius fret boards.
Right now I want to purchase EMG 85 for bridge or EMG 60/81 for neck (nothing else available in local stores). But I'm confused because my fret board is completely flat and spacing doesn't match. I've seen people put EMGs on 3-string guitars and they sound somehow (can't tell if it's good). But I want to get something close to real sound of an electric guitar (I understand how immature my construction is), not some noise of a wooden stick with strings amplified and scaled up.
So again is spacing between strings at the bridge and fret board radius important for humbucker pickups proper sound? In other words can I buy EMG and enjoy it on my narrow build? Or different spacing and flat bridge is a showstopper?
P.S. I have never had guitar so don't judge me too hard :-)