#1
What is the difference between F-spaced and regular spaced pickups?
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#2
Regular spaced pickups are made to fit on many Les Pauls and guitars with similarly sized nuts. F-spaced pickups were named for Fenders, which have different string spacings due to their tremolos. These aren't hard and fast rules, though - my Omen 6 has a F-spaced Breed in the bridge, but a regular-spaced '59 in the neck. Your best bet is to measure your stock pickups and nut, and find out.

From the DiMarzio website:

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.


Some blade-style pickups (such as the DiMarzio X2N, SD Dimebucker, and all covered actives) can be used on any guitar in any position.
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#3
so is it safe to buy a f spaced pickup for the bridge position in my Ibanez S320.
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#4
You should probably measure your polepieces to be safe, but you would most likely need something F-spaced.
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#5
i just measered my polepieces and they're f-spaced pickups.
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Coffin Case Blooddrive
#6
Do you have a tune o matic bridge? Standard space
Tremolo? F Space (handy hint: F space=Floyd Rose/ Fender space)

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#7
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Do you have a tune o matic bridge? Standard space
Tremolo? F Space (handy hint: F space=Floyd Rose/ Fender space)

I have Ibanez's ZR Tremolo.
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#8
hi, i've been searchin' for a new pickup set and i found joe's dimarzio pickups very very nice. but before a order them i need to know if i should order f-spaced pickups or regular spacing pickups... my ibanez has a tremolo floating bridge
#9
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this thread is old, however your answer is already there in the second post.
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