#1
take for example double coils with the adjustable, and flat pole pieces. does it matter which side is facing towards the bridge, either the adjustable pole pieces half, or the flat pole pieces half?

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#2
1) they're called humbuckers.

2) the adjustable ones face the bridge.
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#3
they're also called double coil or dual coil, but that doesn't matter.
facing the bridge, ok. does that go for both the bridge and the neck pickup?
#4
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they're also called double coil or dual coil, but that doesn't matter.
facing the bridge, ok. does that go for both the bridge and the neck pickup?


They are double or dual coils, but they're called humbuckers. It makes it easier for everyone if we all use the same terms.
#5
face the bridge for the bridge pup and the neck for the neck pup.
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#6
HUMBUCKER

what happens if you reverse them? what's the tonal difference? is there any?
#7
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HUMBUCKER

Lawl.

I think you'd probably get a tone that's more "mid-position"-y, and less of a bridge or neck sound. So, really there would be no point.
#8
yeah, i would go with the norm, breaking it isn't usually a good idea. if you really want to be creative though, you can do it. the sound might make you cranky, and i'd hate to see you like that. i wouldn't reccomend it; stick with what most people do.
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#10
Putting one on backwards will give you a very bluesy, nasal sound in the middle position. It's reverse phase.
#11
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#12
The direction they face makes no difference. How you wire them, however, does.
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