#1
Im looking for a new humbucker pickup and theres two choices Normal of F Spacing
umm...whats the difference? Or what does it do?
#3
f spacing has to do with string spacing.

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#5
^ It doesn't matter if you use the trem or not. The strings are spaced farther apart on a Fender. F-spacing puts the pole-pieces more directly under each string.

It's not all that big of a deal, though.
Get the F-spacing for a slight improvement, if it's available in the pickup you want.
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Actually, Cord (a noted pickup maker on the boards) says that f-spaced is bad, as it makes the coils longer, which negatively affects tone.
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Actually, Cord (a noted pickup maker on the boards) says that f-spaced is bad, as it makes the coils longer, which negatively affects tone.

just out of curiosity, wouldn't that make a 7 string pickup sound worse than a 6 string one? and wouldn't that be compunded by having an F-spaced 7 string pickup?
and how would it apply to rail pups
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#9
Well I'd imagine that a 7-string pick-up's coils would be wound up with enough tension for it equivalent to that of a 6-string.
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#10
Quote by Wakisazhi
Well I'd imagined a 7-string pick-up's coils would be wound up with enough tension for it equivalent to that of a 6-string.

Well, wouldn't it be possible to therefore wind a 6 string f-spaced pickup with the same tension?
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#11
Yeah, but you're not gonna find a mass-manufacturer that does.
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#12
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Yeah, but you're not gonna find a mass-manufacturer that does.

True that
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BC Rich Afterburner Warlock
Washburn Xb100 Bass
My Effect(s)/Misc:
Digitech RP350
#13
Quote by tubab0y
Actually, Cord (a noted pickup maker on the boards) says that f-spaced is bad, as it makes the coils longer, which negatively affects tone.


I forgot to mention that, he says its the longer bobbin that is the problem. With 7 string pickups theres no other way around it, so it won't sound like a 7-string version on a classic PAF. As for railpickups, well theres no isssues with strings spacing at all since its a "rail" shaped magnet not poleieces.