#1
I want to upgrade my pickups, but I'm not sure what the difference is between Regular and F Spaced options I see pickups come in. I have a schecter C1 classic, and if anyone can tell me what the difference is, or which pickups my guitar uses, that would be awesome.
#2
F-Spaced is only if you have a floyd rose, the original not the Pro.
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F-spaced is for Fender Tremolo. not exactly Floyd Rose. i made that mistake before, and it's F for Fender Tremolo.
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F-Spaced is only if you have a floyd rose, the original not the Pro.


no no no absolutley not (yes i spelt that wrong)

What is F-spacing?


All of our full-size humbuckers except the X2N® are available in two polepiece spacings. F-spacing refers to the wider of the two spacings. For proper string alignment and balanced output, F-spaced humbuckers should be used in the bridge position on all guitars with string spacing at the bridge of 2.1" (53 mm) or greater. On these guitars, if the nut width is 1-11/16? (43 mm) or greater, F-spaced pickups can be used in the neck position as well.


Why are there two different spacings?


A long time ago (in the 20th century, actually) the electric guitar world was divided between Gibson and Fender designs. One of the differences between the two was string spacing. In general, Gibson chose a narrower string spacing at the bridge than Fender, and therefore the polepieces on Gibson humbuckers were closer together than the magnets on Fender pickups. When guitar shops started installing humbuckers in the bridge position of Strats, it was obvious that the strings didn?t line up with the polepieces, and if the E strings were too far outside, the sound could suffer. Our first humbuckers followed the original Gibson spacing, and we call them standard-spaced. When we released our first humbuckers with wider spacing, Floyd Rose bridges were very popular. Floyd string-spacing is the same as Fender spacing, so we naturally called the new pickups F-spaced.


How do I know which spacing to use?


F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including late 1990s Gibson Les Pauls and Epiphone LPs) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16? (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you?re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces.


i quote that every time i see a thread like this. just follow that

i got it from some dimarzio forum or something

in simpler terms i believe if you have a guitar with a fender style bridge (fixed or not it doesnt matter) use f-spaced. if not use regular
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#6
there must be a lot of kids out there with pickups whose poles don't match up to their strings.
f-spaced for fender, not floyd rose.
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How do I know which spacing to use?
F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including late 1990s Gibson Les Pauls and Epiphone LPs) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16” (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you’re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces.



That is directly from Dimarzio.com
#8
F-space has the pole pieces further apart so the strings align right for the reasons quoted above from Dimarzio. But my strings don't align just right with my pickups and the sound doesn't suffer at all believe me. In fact people in the know (CorduroyEW [who makes pickups]), say that the sound suffers more from having a wider bobbin and the coils have to be wider. In my opinion its a gimmic, anyway with C1 Classic the the regular ones should align anyway.
#9
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there must be a lot of kids out there with pickups whose poles don't match up to their strings.
f-spaced for fender, not floyd rose.


F-spaced in the bridge on floyd rose guitars is what alot of people need

not in the neck though

you need normal spaced pickups