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Peterku

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Calibrated sets?
« on: April 04, 2005, 05:15:18 PM »
Hello,

What does a "calibrated" set mean?

EDIT: If I order a calibrated humbucker set w/ 52mm spacing, will the neck pickup still have a spacing of 50mm's?

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Re: Calibrated sets?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 05:47:05 PM »
Quote from: Peterku
Hello,

What does a "calibrated" set mean?

EDIT: If I order a calibrated humbucker set w/ 52mm spacing, will the neck pickup still have a spacing of 50mm's?


A calibrated set of pickups are wound for the correct balance of power and tone for their respective positons, ie bridge pickups hotter than neck.
A typical example is a Mule set-bridge DC8.4K neck DC7.1K

If you order a 52mm calibrated set the neck would be 50mm as this is standard for that position.
Tim
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TwilightOdyssey

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Calibrated sets?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005, 05:58:14 PM »
Hello, Peterku!

What are you doing here? Cheating on your SD girlfriends?! LOL
 :D  :D  :D  :D

Peterku

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Calibrated sets?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005, 06:28:43 PM »
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Hello, Peterku!

What are you doing here? Cheating on your SD girlfriends?! LOL
 :D  :D  :D  :D


Haha... hi TO. Today I realized that for my style I need traditionally built pups w/ vintage voicing, but I also wanted something that no one else has in Hungary...  :roll: so I came here. :D

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Re: Calibrated sets?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005, 06:29:37 PM »
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A calibrated set of pickups are wound for the correct balance of power and tone for their respective positons, ie bridge pickups hotter than neck.
A typical example is a Mule set-bridge DC8.4K neck DC7.1K

If you order a 52mm calibrated set the neck would be 50mm as this is standard for that position.


Thanks Tim. :)

Tim

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Legs!
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2005, 09:38:50 PM »
Something else worth noting is the length of the mounting legs on you existing humbuckers.
Vintage style baseplates have a longer leg, typically 1/2" whereas short leg baseplates are 1/4".
Guitars like PRS, Musicman , Peavey and Ibanez often use short leg baseplates in the neck position and frequentley in the bridge too so it's always best to check.
Tim
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