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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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F-spaced pups for RG770?

Just wanted to know if the bridge and neck pups need to be f-spaced or just the bridge on a trem based guitar particularly this model?
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Re: F-spaced pups for RG770?

Originally Posted by DIMARZIO's faq section
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 youre 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.
You could you either in the neck, but all else being equal, buy F spaced.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: F-spaced pups for RG770?

I knew I read that somewhere but I couldn't find it via google. Thanks for posting it.
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