#3
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Is there any reason not to put 2 pickups close together? I've been working on a design with a humbucker-single-humbucer configuration and I was wondering if spacing is at all important.


spacing dosent matter at all
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#6
Quote by Prisoner5
Is there any reason not to put 2 pickups close together? I've been working on a design with a humbucker-single-humbucer configuration and I was wondering if spacing is at all important.
YES.

if the two pickups are close together, the signal will be very similar.
it will sound much different than 2 pickups with a wide spacing.

if having 2 pickups that are sensing the string at similar positions gets you the sound you want, fine, do it. but you get what you get, ya know.
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1) Steve Morse is a god
2) His guitars look awesome!


Basically the whole guitar is fine, I just don't like the shape.
Seems too weird to me.
#9
Thank you all, especially Someneyouknow. And I agree it is pretty ugly, especially in that purple color.And as mentioned, I want a hum-singlie-hum arrangement, so the close ones would be the single and humbucker, so I was just wondering if the magnetic fields could interfere.
#10
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
YES.

if the two pickups are close together, the signal will be very similar.
it will sound much different than 2 pickups with a wide spacing.

if having 2 pickups that are sensing the string at similar positions gets you the sound you want, fine, do it. but you get what you get, ya know.


+1
#11
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
YES.

if the two pickups are close together, the signal will be very similar.
it will sound much different than 2 pickups with a wide spacing.

if having 2 pickups that are sensing the string at similar positions gets you the sound you want, fine, do it. but you get what you get, ya know.


+2

Forgot to mention that.
That's why the pickups are spread out the way they are, TS. Different response at a different place.
#12
Basically what SYK said. The further apart they are, the more varation in you tone.
#13
Steve Morse's sig guitars are awesome. ESPECIALLY in that purple burst (Deep Purple Burst the site calls it. Puntastic.)
Anyway.

Steve Morse is a master of getting a diverse range of sounds using just his pickup selector. So, the spacing must be doing something for him.

Just try different things. Try a HSS strat in position 4, then see if you can find a HxS guitar and play in position 2, and see what you prefer.
#14
all pickups sound different in all positions, so like SYK said the closer your pickups the more simularity in tone