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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2005, 07:53:15 PM »
bollocks! (to self)

thanks! to steve

i assumed they were the same way round as the swineshead pickups i already have in the guitar. well i was wrong... ahh well

thanks again
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2005, 09:36:48 AM »
Hi!
(First post here - woohoo! - and it's a dumb question!)

Just to clarify, if I have 52 mm at the bridge, does the pickup spacing account for the narowing of the string spacing towards the neck? I.e. do I need to measure the strings at the neck position too (i.e. buy a 52 mm bridge and a 50 mm neck pup), or just type in '52' for both pups.

Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2005, 10:22:42 PM »
Hi,
Neck pickups are always 50mm because of the stringd narrowing towards the neck.

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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2005, 04:47:35 PM »
Quote from: Steve-Mr Pig 2U
Hi,
Neck pickups are always 50mm because of the stringd narrowing towards the neck.


Well that makes like easy!
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2006, 04:55:03 AM »
What would the sound be like if you wound an uncovered pickup like you would a covered one? Would you get more resonance?

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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2007, 03:38:12 AM »
in a nut shell the best way to describe the sound of an uncovered pickup versus a covered one is this.....take a microphone(ex.for vocals..)cover the tip with your hand ala mike patton and sing/talk(simulates the sound of a covered pickup),then take your hand off the tip and hold it the classic way(simulates an uncovered pickup).hope this helps.

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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2007, 04:08:37 AM »
The cover attenuates the magnetic field a little, which has the effect of taking out a very small amount of high end.

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2007, 01:12:12 PM »
So Fender Standard Strat, which polepiece option do i go for? Right now the stock pickups have been set up by a tech and they are staggered, the E strings are lowest then the B and A then the G and D are highest. What do I go for?
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2008, 07:01:00 PM »
Sorry to post, just I didn't want to make a new topic.

I am getting a bridge pickup (nailbomb) for my Gibson SG special, but it says on the FAQ on the main site, that you should use the 1/4 leg for slimmer guitars, but 1/2 on Gibsons, although my guitar is pretty thin, and don't want to get the wrong one... Does anyone know which I should get please?

Also, I'l get the Braided 2 conductor, as I just want a normal humbucker, and 50mm spacing I presume, as:
Quote from: Tim
traditionally Gibson spacing has been 50mm


and also as my guitar's stock pickups are un-covered, does that mean that I should buy an un-covered one? or doesn't it matter, and I just get the one for the tonal difference I desire?


Thanks, and sorry, as this is probably in the wrong place, and i'm posting loads of nooby questions lately, but i've been playing guitar for 5 or so years, but always used like "stock" stuff, so never really replaced much (well got new guitars/amps/pedals etc, but didn't do up stuff).


Thanks,


Ben
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2008, 07:18:23 PM »
Quote from: Ben_W
Sorry to post, just I didn't want to make a new topic.

I am getting a bridge pickup (nailbomb) for my Gibson SG special, but it says on the FAQ on the main site, that you should use the 1/4 leg for slimmer guitars, but 1/2 on Gibsons, although my guitar is pretty thin, and don't want to get the wrong one... Does anyone know which I should get please?

Also, I'l get the Braided 2 conductor, as I just want a normal humbucker, and 50mm spacing I presume, as:
Quote from: Tim
traditionally Gibson spacing has been 50mm


and also as my guitar's stock pickups are un-covered, does that mean that I should buy an un-covered one? or doesn't it matter, and I just get the one for the tonal difference I desire?


Thanks, and sorry, as this is probably in the wrong place, and i'm posting loads of nooby questions lately, but i've been playing guitar for 5 or so years, but always used like "stock" stuff, so never really replaced much (well got new guitars/amps/pedals etc, but didn't do up stuff).


Thanks,


Ben


go for short leg, should fit nicely. 2 braid is fine if you dont wanna coil split or anything fancy like that. Also covered vs uncovered- it's mostly a looks thing, it changes the tone sliiiightly- been described as rolling down the presence control on a marshall amp.

hope that helped a little.
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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2008, 07:51:25 PM »
Just a note on Gibson S.G. 'standard ' leg length.  I rang Tim to ask a few questions before ordering some pickups for my S.G. Standard - and mentioned that my 'stock'  ones, seemed to have a short leg - and that my guitar had  the usual S.G. shallow looking cavities and very slim body.

Tim surprised me by telling me I needed the longer ( 1/2" ) leg.

Not surprisingly he was right, and the longer screw length  allowed the pickups to sit nice and level under the relatively moderate spring pressure.

I also ordered 50mm spacing and 2 conductor options. I have had all mine with covers - and percieve the sound to be no more muted that 'normal' .

Having said that, I have never owned uncovered B.K.P humbucker pickups, only other single coil types / brands that came with my Fenders.  Personally I like the covers on to keep the muck out over the years - and to protect those  precious coil windings .

If in doubt, the order form ( when purchasing on this site ) asks you what specifically what guitar they will be going into - and to state any other comments / requirements / questions . So,  if in doubt at your end - the experts decide at that end .

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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2008, 08:07:43 PM »
:D Thanks a lot guys! Pay-day is on thursday, so I will order them soon, and should hopefully have it in by the 6th or June, where I have a nice big gig to show off my new BKP. :)


Cheers guys,


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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2008, 08:20:12 PM »
I have no experience with the NB, but are you sure that would be the best choice for an SG?
I am probably wrong, but an email to Tim would answer it :P

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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2008, 08:43:36 PM »
Well Tim said to get a ceramic one, as it would work better in the body. Also, it's not going in there for long, so thought I'd try it out, and if I don't like it, i'l put it in a new guitar i'm getting soon. :)
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2008, 12:28:06 AM »
Edit:  Accidental post in wrong thread!  :oops:  Sorry.
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