#1
So my friends have been talking about pickups lately and I'm not sure about alot of the terms.

1 Calibrated pickups. What is the difference between calibrated and uncalibrated?

2 Spacing. Looking at a few places like Bareknuckles you can get them at 50 and 53mm. Where is it, and what difference does it make?

3 Conductor. What is it? And what is the difference between eg. 4 and Braided 2?

4 Legs. I'm guessing this is how high up they are. Correct?
Last edited by Harry- at Mar 1, 2008,
#2
Guitars with temolos, like Floyds and even regular vintage-style trems have wider string spacing. So, in order for the strings to be over the pole pieces, you need the wider spaceing(53mm or F-Spaced). $-conductor pickups are used with push-pull pots or mini-switches for coil taps, phase reversals, and series/parallel wiring.
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Quote by Harry-
So my friends have been talking about pickups lately and I'm not sure about alot of the terms.

1 Calibrated pickups. What is the difference between calibrated and uncalibrated?

2 Spacing. Looking at a few places like Bareknuckles you can get them at 50 and 53mm. Where is it, and what difference does it make?

3 Conductor. What is it? And what is the difference between eg. 4 and Braided 2?

4 Legs. I'm guessing this is how high up they are. Correct?


1. Im not sure. Bareknuckle has a FAQ's page.
2. Spacing is for what guitar you have, F spacing is for Fender style guitars and its slightly smaller than G spacing, which is for Gibson style.
3. THe difference is for wanting to do phase inverting and coil tap. Go 4 if you want to to that, Braided 2 if not.
4 Correct.
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#4
Calibrated- Set that are voiced so that they work well together and match. Like making the neck pickup of the same one have a lower output but keeping a similar sound.

Spacing- Only affects the bridge pickups, where on a trem guitar the strings are further appart so need wider pole spacing. All neck pickups are the 50mm spacing, as well as non-trem bridge pickups.

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