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    Default What is F spacing?

    I don't claim to be a pickup expert but I was planning on replacing my pickups in my OLP and ran across a tone zone and norton and they offer then F-spaced and not? what do I need?

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    Think it means Floyd Rose spaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I don't claim to be a pickup expert but I was planning on replacing my pickups in my OLP and ran across a tone zone and norton and they offer then F-spaced and not? what do I need?
    F-Spaced means the pickup poles are a little more spaced out (wider overall) to fit a floyd rose equipped guitar's string spacing. If you have a floyd, I've found that putting an F-Spaced pickup in the bridge position matches up with the string width really well. It seems like you can usually get away with a regular neck pickup though -- F spaced in the neck position usually is kinda wider than the string spacing at that point on the guitar.

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    I believe F-spacing is not only Floyd Spacing, but also Fender spacing in general.

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    It does mean Floyd Rose spaced. If you have a Floyd, get an F-spaced pickup in the bridge.
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    its the same idea as the Duncan Trembucker spacing
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    From DiMarzio:

    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.

 

 

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