#1
Hi,

I'm looking to buy some DiMarzios on Ebay. However, the seller doesn't know if they're F-shaped or not (I'm looking to put them onto a Floyd Rose equipped Schecter). He had them on this: http://www.jazzguitarzone.com/jazzcity.jpg

I don't know about pick-up installation: do all DiMarzios come in F and non-F size?

Thanks kindly.
#3
btw, i believe your trying to say "F-Spaced"
and yes, there are F versions of nearly all of them^
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#5
Well, not all guitars are F spaced...it depends on if they use "Fender" sizing or "Gibson" sizing...some floyd rose guitars have pickups that are spaced like a fender and some have pickups that are spaced like a gibson...floyd rose's are used on both types of guitars...all dimarzio pickups will say that they are f spaced on the paper piece in the box...
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#6
Thanks. It's a Schecter Damien 6. It has a "licensed" Floyd Rose trem.

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Well, not all guitars are F spaced...it depends on if they use "Fender" sizing or "Gibson" sizing...some floyd rose guitars have pickups that are spaced like a fender and some have pickups that are spaced like a gibson...floyd rose's are used on both types of guitars...what kind of guitar do you have, brand and model?
#7
If the pickup is cheap then just grab it regardless. There's no audible difference when using one pickup vs. the other. Some will argue that there's going to be a 'loss' in sustain, this is highly debatable.
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#8
Ok, thanks. I'll go for it. I could always slot it in my Hamer Explorer if it doesn't fit in the Schecter.
#9
The pickup is the same size either way ... the high and low polepieces are just a little further out on the F models.

There's some debate as to whether or not it actually makes a difference though. I'd say if it's full price, don't buy it unless you're sure. If it's a really good deal, I'd buy it regardless.
#10
Are you saying that it will fit the slot either way, but there's an additional debate concerning tone?


QUOTE=jean_genie]The pickup is the same size either way ... the high and low polepieces are just a little further out on the F models.

There's some debate as to whether or not it actually makes a difference though. I'd say if it's full price, don't buy it unless you're sure. If it's a really good deal, I'd buy it regardless.
#11
It's only 10 GBP, buy it.
If it turns out you have no use for it then you could flip it for a small profit maby.
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#12
Quote by Nostoi
Are you saying that it will fit the slot either way, but there's an additional debate concerning tone?
Yes. The debate concerning tone is completely bunk though. A few blokes already proved the same output signal using oscilloscopes. Like I said, the only debatable difference is in sustain. Of course, given that a few people have already tried using f-spaced in non-f-spaced guitars and not said anything about sustain should tell you something.

tl;dr? No tonal difference.
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#13
Pretty much what ch0 said. F-spacing is mostly for aesthetics, it does look a bit silly if the poles arent under the strings, but the actual difference is so small you could never tell.