Difference between a regular and F spaced

Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:31 pm

What is the difference between a regular and an F spaced pickup? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:55 pm

Poles are spaced for Gibson or Fender, I believe.
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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:14 pm

Guess I should have googled it first:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/f-spa ... 27962.html

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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:06 pm

Here's what you don't what it to look like...
it's a little hard to see but if you look closely, the bridge poles aren't lined up with the strings but yet they are on the poles on the middle pick up's poles.

I have to confess that I can't tell if there's any impact on the sound, to me it sounds fabulous in all pup configurations. Also as the photo shows you have to get right up to the guitar to see that there is anything amiss. The Dimarzio's are so hot that it pick's up everything just fine. That said, get a matching pair!


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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:14 pm

Yes Captain, the F stands for Fender, especially the bridge location. I am just thinking about one Super 2 for the middle position of a Jerrycaster project. Hey wait a minute, if Jerry changed his out every couple of years, what happened to the "old" ones? BTW what kind of guitar is that anyway?
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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:56 am

gr8fullfred wrote: what kind of guitar is that anyway?


It's a modded PRS SE EG. I call it "The Rosebuddy"

Best of luck with your project.
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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby tcsned » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:23 am

When I was getting parts for my new guitar I got a Duncan single coil and 2 Duncan humbuckers and the single coil did not come close to lining up right with the Schaller bridge I am using. Thankfully the humbuckers were not F-spaced and they work fine. The bridge has adjustable string spacing and I think I could have gotten it close but the humbuckers wouldn't have fit right. Luckily I found a used match for the humbuckers for really cheap so I got it and then got two more singles and rebuilt my old Strat. Turned out ok but even though I was aware of the issue - Duncan didn't not clearly label their humbuckers as to their spacing.
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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby cousindave79 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:10 am

F is for Floyd rose or Fender.
Duncan uses a T. Meaning tremolo. They call them trembuckers.
For example the Duncan JB is model sh4. The trem version is a TB4
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Re: Difference between a regular and F spaced

Postby postguitars » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:00 pm

The F spaced pups fit great for bridges with a 2" or more string spread, I use them on every guitar I build.
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