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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Should I get F-spaced or Regualr, or does it matter

hey guys, I have an RG321 body(hardtail) and a floating tremolo style neck on the same guitar. Does it really matter whether I get F-spaced or not? I'm looking at getting a white dimarzio tone zone, but no one seems to have f-spaced in stock, but everyone seems to have regular in stock. Thanks! Also, is the tone zone a good choice for a mahogany body or would a PAF pro be better?
edit: oops spelled regular wrong in title.
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Awesome...lol
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F-spaced definately. Read the DiMarzio.com FAQ. It's F spaced. and yes it's difficult to find F spaced on musicians____.com and other sites like it. Because those site are ran by people who don't know anything about guitars.
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If you're having trouble finding F spaced Dimarzios then you're not looking in the right place. IM me and I can hook you up (no, I'm not selling anything myself).
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Re: Should I get F-spaced or Regualr, or does it matter

It doesn't matter is it's F-spaced or not, unless you are that meticulous about cosmetic looks. 1/2 of a mm is not going to affect sound, especially when you consider how much people lower and raise their pickups.

I have put numerous F-spaced and non F-spaced pickups in the same guitar, and numerous guitars, and it makes no difference.
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It doesn't matter is it's F-spaced or not, unless you are that meticulous about cosmetic looks. 1/2 of a mm is not going to affect sound, especially when you consider how much people lower and raise their pickups.

I have put numerous F-spaced and non F-spaced pickups in the same guitar, and numerous guitars, and it makes no difference.

It's more than 1/2 a millimeter. And I would trust DiMarzio over you. They aren't charging more for F-spaced so it's not a money thing.
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......I have put numerous F-spaced and non F-spaced pickups in the same guitar, and numerous guitars, and it makes no difference.
YEAH RIGHT DUDE!!!!

ive heard the difference!!!!!!!!
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YEAH RIGHT DUDE!!!!

ive heard the difference!!!!!!!!
You have heard the difference in HIS guitars? That is amazing.
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YEAH RIGHT DUDE!!!!

ive heard the difference!!!!!!!!
I'd be interested to know what differences you've heard i gotta agree with jax on this one.
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Re: Should I get F-spaced or Regualr, or does it matter

Thanks for the replies guys.
Im not having a problem finding f spaced dimarzio pickups. I just can find a White F-spaced Tone zone pickups ANYWHERE IN-STOCK. They are on musicians friend and sam ash, and all but none in stock. I challenge you all to find one! Even on the bay! I really need one and I can't find any!
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I think the general consensus from jemsite members NOT on heavy medication is that F-spaced is mostly cosmetic.
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So I looked it up for ya. It's actually 2-3 millimeters and supposedly it doesn't actually matter that much.

I was wrong, I'll still buy them f-spaced or trembucked but it doesn't matter that much.

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I think the general consensus from jemsite members NOT on heavy medication is that F-spaced is mostly cosmetic.
When you consider that the string vibrates over the pole piece is makes sense that it would be more cosmetic than anything. At any time the string would be centered and off center over the pole pieces.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
Im not having a problem finding f spaced dimarzio pickups. I just can find a White F-spaced Tone zone pickups ANYWHERE IN-STOCK. They are on musicians friend and sam ash, and all but none in stock. I challenge you all to find one! Even on the bay! I really need one and I can't find any!
Order one!
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