#1
I want to get new pickups for my guitar, but I don't know what kind of pickups I really want. I want an active pickup in the bridge and a passive pickup in the neck position, but I've been told this wouldn't work very well. Is that true?
I was thinking a Seymour Duncan Blackout in the bridge position and a Seymour Duncan Invader in the neck position. I usually play heavy stuff, but I also like to play clean on occasion. What advice can you give me that could help me with my decision?
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id go with EMG 81 i nthe bridge and the EMG 60 has a awesome clean. actives + passives = fail
#3
you cant have an active and a passive pup in the same circut,
you can do that but you can only use i pup at a time
#4
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You can mix actives and passives, but combining the both in a mixed position is awful.
I recently replaced someones stock Gibson studio pups with an 81 in the bridge.
I put a switch in place of the 3 way to make it a 2 way - Bridge OR Neck.

Try going for something High-Ouput like the Dimarzio selections available.

Each popular pickup company has a list of what they have for hight, medium & low outputs.
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Crate GT212. It's got an insane amount of lows, but I've got it set up to deal with that.

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You can mix actives and passives, but combining the both in a mixed position is awful.
I recently replaced someones stock Gibson studio pups with an 81 in the bridge.
I put a switch in place of the 3 way to make it a 2 way - Bridge OR Neck.

I never planned to use them together, so that won't be a problem.

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Try going for something High-Ouput like the Dimarzio selections available.

Each popular pickup company has a list of what they have for hight, medium & low outputs.

I do know that I want something high-output, but I'm just wondering what a good high-output pickup would be. I've been suggested Seymour Duncans over EMG, but you're the first to mention DiMarzio. I don't really know much about pickups, so looking at a list wouldn't help me a whole lot.
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dude, you have a crap load of guitars

which one are you thinking off?
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dude, you have a crap load of guitars

which one are you thinking off?

The Galveston, which is basically a Jackson Dinky.
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The Galveston, which is basically a Jackson Dinky.

oh.

what's its body wood?
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oh.

what's its body wood?

I figured that out at one point, but I've forgotten. I'll Google some things and figure it out again.
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Sorry for the double-post, but I just found that it's mahogany.
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Sorry for the double-post, but I just found that it's mahogany.

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So I shouldn't need it? Hopefully someone who knows more about it will see this.
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Blatant cut and paste from the FAQ over at DiMarzio.com:

What is F-spacing?


All of our full-size humbuckers except the X2N® are available in two polepiece spacings. F-spacing refers to the wider of the two spacings. For proper string alignment and balanced output, F-spaced humbuckers should be used in the bridge position on all guitars with string spacing at the bridge of 2.1" (53 mm) or greater. On these guitars, if the nut width is 1-11/16? (43 mm) or greater, F-spaced pickups can be used in the neck position as well.


Why are there two different spacings?


A long time ago (in the 20th century, actually) the electric guitar world was divided between Gibson and Fender designs. One of the differences between the two was string spacing. In general, Gibson chose a narrower string spacing at the bridge than Fender, and therefore the polepieces on Gibson humbuckers were closer together than the magnets on Fender pickups. When guitar shops started installing humbuckers in the bridge position of Strats, it was obvious that the strings didn?t line up with the polepieces, and if the E strings were too far outside, the sound could suffer. Our first humbuckers followed the original Gibson spacing, and we call them standard-spaced. When we released our first humbuckers with wider spacing, Floyd Rose bridges were very popular. Floyd string-spacing is the same as Fender spacing, so we naturally called the new pickups F-spaced.


How do I know which spacing to use?


F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including late 1990s Gibson Les Pauls and Epiphone LPs) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16? (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you?re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces.


Do some of your humbuckers come only in one spacing?


The X2N® has solid bar polepieces that work in both normal and F-spaced applications. All 7-string humbuckers are available F-spaced only. All Parker Fly replacement pickups are F-spaced only.


Is there F-spacing for single-coils?


All of our single-coil-sized pickups are designed for F-spaced applications.
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It looks like I won't need that, then.
Thank you so much for helping me.
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It looks like I won't need that, then.
Thank you so much for helping me.

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