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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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ibz usa pickup spacing

i just wanted to know if anyone knew the spacing of the IBZ usa / dimarzio made pickups. f-spaced or not f spaced? ( i want to buy some bobbin toppers for them)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 06:08 PM
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At least my IBZ F2 and RG550 stock pickup (1989) were both non f-spaced, which I wondered because both guitars had EDGE bridge.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 07:28 PM
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They're both. I've had both. The original IBZUSA with no "F" lettering after it is not F spaced. It's regular spaced. Although I've never seen an F2 that wasn't F spaced come to think of it, but in 1989 they just came out with the F series and it's possible. All your F3's should be F spaced, and I have had F1's that were F spaced, but they tout that as a neck pickup, too and so I imagine it was made both ways, maybe not, though, because I seem to remember taking one out of an S that was F spaced.
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Although I've never seen an F2 that wasn't F spaced come to think of it, but in 1989 they just came out with the F series and it's possible.
I just looked at my Ibz USA F2 (which is lying around) from the bridge of an 1989 RG760 and it has a stamped F right above the Made in U.S.A. stamp.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2003, 12:10 AM
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Yeah that's what I thought but I didn't want to say that Heka was wrong because I don't have his pickup here in front of me. But I do believe that even the F4's and the F1's that were used in the neck position were F spaced.

I don't want to presume, but couldn't the "F" mean just that? Maybe some have the F underneath in the baseplate and some don't. So if you have a regular IBZUSA get non "F" spaced toppers but it's pretty safe to say that every "F" model is f-spaced.
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