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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do Prestige / MIJ RGs come stock with F-spaced or standard spacing pickups?

Forgive my ignorance, but are the following stock Prestige / MIJ pickups standard spacing, or F-spaced?

Just wondering if all MIJ / Prestige guitars come with F-spaced or standard spacing pickups.

V8 bridge
S1 middle
V7 neck
Dimarzio/IBZ bridge
Dimarzio/IBZ neck
Stock Tone Zone bridge
Stock Air Norton neck
Stock PAF Pro neck

I assume all MIJ Ibanez's with OE/LP/EP/EZ and 43mm nut width have the same pickup spacing?

Also, do I get F-spaced for both bridge and neck positions when replacing pickups on my RGs?

I will be swapping some pickups soon and don't want to mess it up! Specifically on my RG565 (bridge), RG520qs (bridge) and RGT320q (bridge + neck).

Thanks!
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Re: Do Prestige / MIJ RGs come stock with F-spaced or standard spacing pickups?

RG's have F-spaced pickups and the guitars you mentioned should have all have the same spacing. You should definitely get f-spaced for the bridge position but it's not as important for the neck cuz the strings are a little closer together over the neck pup. I've bought f-spaced for both positions when I've swapped the pickups in my RG's and the strings and pole pieces seemed to line up nicely. =)
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Re: Do Prestige / MIJ RGs come stock with F-spaced or standard spacing pickups?

In my opinion, the string spacing is wider on most RGs with trems vs other guitars, and f-spaced neck seems to sit properly aligned under the strings. e.g. any prestige equpped with Air Norton. So a regular spaced neck might look slightly narrower under the strings in a RG, which supposedly makes no difference in the sound output though.

What about fixed bridge RGs? The neck/nut dimensions seem to be the same as their trem equipped counter models. Are those pickups F-spaced, e.g. RG652fx, RG premiums?
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Re: Do Prestige / MIJ RGs come stock with F-spaced or standard spacing pickups?

Thanks for the feedback guys!

So I guess I'll get F-spaced for both bridge and neck for my RGs, or "trembucker" if it's Seymour Duncan. Why doesn't Seymour Duncan have trembucker neck pickups? On their website it only shows trembucker bridge pickups. Does the high E string on most trem-equipped guitars fall in between the poles of standard and F-spaced/trembucker pickup sizings (ie. the alignment is slightly off in both cases)? Is that why some people say either works? There must be a reason Seymour Duncan doesn't manufacture trembucker sized neck pickups.
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What about fixed bridge RGs? The neck/nut dimensions seem to be the same as their trem equipped counter models. Are those pickups F-spaced, e.g. RG652fx, RG premiums?
Yes. F spaced for fixed bridge RG's
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