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Is the only difference between F/Trem spaced humbuckers the spacing of polepieces?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Golem, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Golem

    Golem Tele-Holic

    Apr 2, 2011
    United States Of America
    I seem to have a recollection that F/Trem spaces pickups can also be slightly physically larger than standard spacing. I have an Agile Singlecut that has F spaced Dimarzio transitions in it and it required rooting. I think I've also seen this issue with pickguards where people physically enlarged the pickup to fit a Trem/F spaced pickup in the guitar.

    Is my recollection incorrect or only true for certain brands?
  2. Blues Twanger

    Blues Twanger Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 4, 2007
    NYC and VT

    Seymour Duncan Trembuckers are physically wider with wider pole spacing.

    Dimarzio F-spaced are normal width with wider pole spacing.
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