#1
On humbucker pickups that have covers on them with the pole pieces sticking out, are those pole peices what pickup the string vibrations? or does the whole pickup do it? reason is, my pickups in one of my les pauls is slanted so that the only thing close to the strings is the part with the pole peices sticking up.
#2
It is the pole pieces.
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