Choosing pickups for first electric guitar

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Bootstrap has an option of staggered pole pieces. With a 12” radius fretboard, I presume I want the non staggered (flat) pole pieces?
Not necessarily. Either staggered or flat pole will work just fine. There are slight differences between the two, but what you chose is merely personal preference. Nonetheless, the radius of the fretboard does not dictate whether you require flat or staggered pole pickups

Here's an article from Lollar's website describing some of the differences between the two. Hopefully it will help guide you in your decision making
 

alex1fly

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Get cheap ones. You don't know what the guitar will sound like. Put the cheap ones in, see what you like and don't like, and that gives you a starting point to change them out.
 

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Craig Vineham winds a great pickup, at a price that’s hard to beat. His Strat sets are CDN$170 or about $57 each. Shipping from Newfoundland to Baltimore should go pretty quick. Good guy to deal with, will consult over the phone.

 




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