#1
I'm getting new pickups for my guitar. I'll leave out what kind of pickups since people get way off track with info I don't need. Anyway, I have an Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer with stock Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups. I just need to know if I need F-Spaced pickups or not. I was confused since the guitar is closer to a Gibson (which makes me think F-Spaced isn't right, but that might have anything to do with it), But the measurements of the pickups are closer to what online articles (unsure if those are reliable sources) say are F-Spaced. Any help would be much appreciated.

Here's a link to my guitar:
http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=40&CollectionID=5
My Gear:

Guitars:
Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer
Ibanez GRX20Z

Basses:
Kramer Striker 422S
Ibanez GSR100Z
Fender 1973 Music Master

Amps:
Line 6 Spider II
Behringer BX1200

Pedals:
Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
#2
My guess is no, F spacing is for floyd rose equipped guitars, to my knowledge.


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#3
Thanks for the response. Anyone have anything else to add?
My Gear:

Guitars:
Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer
Ibanez GRX20Z

Basses:
Kramer Striker 422S
Ibanez GSR100Z
Fender 1973 Music Master

Amps:
Line 6 Spider II
Behringer BX1200

Pedals:
Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
#4
Yeah, I'm fairly certain you don't need f spaced. F spaced is for Fender and floyd roses.
Main gear
Guitars
Shine ST420F
Epiphone 1966 Limited Edition G-400
Martin DX1K
Amps
1976 Silverface Champ
Egnater Tweaker 112 combo
#5
Dont mind if I ask a question do ya?
I have a Jackson KVX10 which is sweet but the sustain is SO bad.
Nothing rings out.
The Duncan Designed pickups really suck on it.
So now im battling between pickup companies.
And i play black metal but i adore i tight clean sound too.
I dunno whether i want or NEED active pickups.
Someone help out?
#6
I would submit that getting new pickups to improve your tone is a bad idea.
If you want something more from your tone, the weak link in your signal chain is your amp.

The amp is way more influential on your tone than pickups, and new pickups might not even make a noticeable difference through your amp, if any at all. Pickups are a small part of your tone, and swapping them out only tweaks your tone a little.