#1
Is there a noticeable difference in sound between a single coil pickup at bridge position mounted at an angle (as is typical for Stratocasters), and it mounted straight?
#3
Well the farther away from the strings they are the weaker the signal will be, so yes.
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Well the farther away from the strings they are the weaker the signal will be, so yes.


That's not what he's asking.

Generally, yes. The side of the pickup that is closer to the bridge will be brighter and the side that is closer to the neck will be warmer. At least that is the theory. Does it actually make a difference? That is debatable, same with F spaced pickups. The magnets create a field of pull rather than a straight line so pickup spacing and angle is kind of weird. Having the pole pieces line up correctly IS the right way to do it, but I doubt there would be any noticeable difference between the two unless you are recording it and looking at the soundwaves.
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yeah i think it's probably noticeable. never actually tried it with single coils, but i had a guitar with an angled humbucker (for teh 80sness) and i thought it sounded slightly different from a normal "straight" humbucker... as said, a little brighter on the treble strings and a little warmer on the bass.
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#6
Thank you for the answers. And what about rail pickups - if I had one mounted at an angle in place of an ordinary single coil and then split it? Would that sound different from an ordinary single coil?
#7
probably a bit

though i actually think i prefer teh sound of my (neck) hotrails split than in full series mode. it sounds in the ballpark of a single coil.
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#8
I would think so yeah, never tried it though.
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