#1
i was looking at dimarzios and there was an f-spaced pickup and a reg. space pickup. wats the difference?
#2
F spaced are for guitars with trem systems as the string spacing is slightly different to those without trems.
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#3
so if i got a trem (any trem) installed, and i had orignally a stop tail,fixed, etc... bridge, i would need to buy an f-spaaced pickup?
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so if i got a trem (any trem) installed, and i had orignally a stop tail,fixed, etc... bridge, i would need to buy an f-spaaced pickup?


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#6
You can still get away with regular spacing. F-spaced pickups have better alignment with the poles than regular spaced. I think the total difference is something like two milimetres, and they don't usually bother with f-spaced pickups for the neck pickup.
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#7
The whole "trem" thing is bullshit.. As is the "f-spaced is for the bridge position only"..

Measure the distance between the outside of the low e to the high e.. If it's 52mm or greater get an F spaced, if it's around 50-51mm get a regular bucker. Simple as that.

(Not that you need the specific spacings, it makes no difference tonally)


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#8
^ there's a reason for that.

the strings get a little closer, going toward the neck. the alignment to a standard spaced isn't that far off at the neck, so why even bother?

spacing isn't all that critical anyway. look at a standard strat SSS. the neck pickup's poles are practically outside of the E and e strings.
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^ there's a reason for that.

the strings get a little closer, going toward the neck. the alignment to a standard spaced isn't that far off at the neck, so why even bother?

Yes there is some reason to it.. But in no way is the "F-spaced is only for the bridge" a fact (like most people seem to think it is.)

And why bother? Why not.. It doesn't cost anything and it looks better having the pole pieces line up.


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#10
f-spaced means fender spaced then trembucker is the SD version of dimarzio's f-spaced

theyre different because tune-o-matic bridges ie gisbons etc are spaced differently then strat/tele spaced bridges.

f-spaced also includes floydrose and locking tuner bridges because they are spaced as strats and teles are at the bridge.

you can put a non-f-spaced pickup on the guitar youd just have to lean it like the stock single coil is.(eddy did you can!.....)
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#11
so basically you guys are saying 'if you have the choice, choose the f-spaced for your floyd rose, if you dont, it doesnt matter much'?
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#12
choose f-spaced for anything, really. but it'll work without just as well.
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#13
I dont have the choice; Im considering buying a second hand Evo bridge (dimarzio) for my Ibanez rg 350 but it turns out it isnt f-spaced so Im wondering if I should go ahead with the deal or back out.
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#14
you should be fine.
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