#2
Probably to have a different balance between the strings. The Fender pickups are pretty bright. To compensate this, the pickup is slanted. The side that pickups up the thin strings is closer to the bridge, where the strings vibrate less.

Actually, I do not know, but I don't care either. Fender neck pickups OWN the bridge pickups.
#4
arent all the single coil pickups slanted on fenders?

Oh yeah, neck pickup owns

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#6
Only single coils tend to be slanted, and even then, it's only Fender style singles. And it's only at the bridge for the reason stated above. Neither my Firebird or Les Paul have slanted pickups
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#7
imo it was the only way to get the pickups aligned to the strings when leo designed the guitar. he makes a bunch of parts and just slaps them all together
#9
exactly leo fender was a scientist of the guitar
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#11
I could explain it, but I'm too lazy, so i'l tell you this;it gives the pup the "twangy" sound that made it famous, it has to do with the pegs and adjusting them.
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#12
Basically its all for tonal purpose. Try picking ur string starting from the bridge and towards the neck. They are different as from the bridge you have more twangy sorta sound and towards the neck, the sound gets deeper and deeper (good for fast soloing IMO). Since it doesnt have humbucker installed, the slanted position is considered the best position for its single coil.
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#13
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Only single coils tend to be slanted, and even then, it's only Fender style singles. And it's only at the bridge for the reason stated above. Neither my Firebird or Les Paul have slanted pickups


billy joe (no flaming, he used to actually solo. Not that he is a ROCK GAWD LAWLZ) has a slanted humbucker on the fender he played before he went all POLITCLAWLZ.
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#14
is this the same reason why kramers have slanted humbuckers? not because evh slanted his?