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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Dimarzio F? or regular.

Hello guys, need help.
someone gave me a brand new Dimarzio breeds humb, bridge and neck.
but its not an F spaced, would i'll be able to ,work it out on my RG-550,
with a Floyd Rose Bridge? or i can only used an F SPACED pickups.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Re: Dimarzio F? or regular.

http://www.dimarzio.com/site/#/faq/

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 you’re 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.

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Re: Dimarzio F? or regular.

I wouldn't worry about it, it's mostly visual difference. You can bring outer poles a bit higher to compensate...
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Re: Dimarzio F? or regular.

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http://www.dimarzio.com/site/#/faq/

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 1-11/16Ē (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If youíre 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.
Thanks for the prompt respons, i know what i need to do.
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Re: Dimarzio F? or regular.

You do not need to put F spaced pups in a Floyd equipped guitar! Regular spacing works just fine. You know, F spaced pups came out many years after Floyds.



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Re: Dimarzio F? or regular.

i agree 100%....i had an f-spaced bridge pickup in a les paul for a long time and it worked just fine....there was no tonal difference i could tell when i finally swapped it for the proper spaced one
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Re: Dimarzio F? or regular.

thanks guys.
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