#1
I have a quick question about Dimarzio pickups. If I am correct, the difference between F Spaced and Regular pickups is the distance between magnets. What does this mean in terms of tonal properties between the two? Sustain? Output?
#2
as long as you match them correctly it has no difference

F spaced pickups go with all of the guitars with trems on them, and a few with TOM and other hardtail bridges

standard spacing is for almost all hardtail bridges

EDIT: You do not need to worry about it for your neck pickup, they are always standard spaced
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#3
No difference (unless you're Eric Johnson i imagine), F spaced is merely the term used for pickups with tremolo spacing, ie/ F spaced bridge pickup with a FR trem.
#4
Well im in the process of building a guitar right now and it has a string thru body and tonepros bridge, so id assume just stick to the standard pickup and not f spaced correct
#5
Do the measurements. You can find measurements for space between polepieces on regular and F spaced pickups on the producer websites i think, so just compare that with the bridge.
#6
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Do the measurements. You can find measurements for space between polepieces on regular and F spaced pickups on the producer websites i think, so just compare that with the bridge.


If its hard-tail- its standard.

If its a trem- its F-Spaced.

Personally, I think F-Spacing is a bunch of shit.
#7
btw my guitar is hardtail and the bridge is f-spaced and so is the neck unless i am gravely mistaken
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#9
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If its hard-tail- its standard.

If its a trem- its F-Spaced.

Personally, I think F-Spacing is a bunch of shit.


true dat dawg
#10
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What happens if I put a F-spaced pickup at neck and bridge??


the strings dont align with the poles, not exactly sure waht that causes tho
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#11
Measure string spacing - E string to E string across the centreline of the coil nearest the fretboard (assuming they're humbuckers). 48mm is standard spacing, 51.5mm is F-spaced - guitars with trems pretty much always use F-spaced in the bridge, neck can be F-spaced or standard dependng on the nut width, hard tails usually use standard spacing, but some use F-spacing just to be awkward.

It's not too much of a problem at the neck, because you've got a nice wide string vibration, but it's a bit tighter at the bridge and it could affect the tone if the srings aren't lined up over the pole pieces, more of an issue with lower output pickups i'd assume.
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#12
for lazy people 2.1 inches is f-spaced and 1.9 inches is normal IIRC
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