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Json
11-19-2005, 12:15 PM
Hi.
Why do some guitars have slanted pickups?
Does It make any difference to the sound?

toejam
11-19-2005, 12:57 PM
It'll change the sound a little. Slanted up on the bass side will bring a little more low end to the low E, A and D strings since it's now closer to the neck. Slanted up on the treble side will bring more low end to the high E, B and G strings.

Json
11-19-2005, 01:02 PM
Thanks for the info! But If you have a slanted humbucker, doesn't the polepieces miss the strings, if you know what I mean? Or are they special humbuckers?

toejam
11-19-2005, 01:05 PM
Well, EVH used to slant them mainly because the poles on the old pickups back then wouldn't line up correctly with Fender or Floyd bridges, which is why DiMarzio made F-spaced pups and Duncan made trembuckers. Personally, I don't think it really matters much if the poles line up or not; though, other people say they can hear a difference.

Json
11-19-2005, 01:52 PM
Okey. Thanks again for the info!