Humbucker or trembucker

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  1. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    What do most of you guys replace bridge picks with trems like CU24? Does the spacing bother you guys as well?
     
  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Standard spacing works perfectly fine, but if you're a little OCD about pole alignment, the wider spacing looks nicer.

    The whole "trembucker" concept came about due to the old Stratocaster bridges having a wider spacing than the Gibson bridges that humbuckers were originally designed for. All PRS bridges (except the SS) use the narrower Gibson (and import Fender, and modern Fender) spacing. It is more important in the case of a vintage style F bridge for avoiding signal dropout on the E strings, but I don't think you gain anything at all if you have a narrow spaced bridge.

    FWIW, trembuckers slightly alter the design of the pickup by making the coils longer. Because of this, you'll notice the DC resistance will be a little higher than its narrow spaced sibling. Beats me if it makes any noticeable difference.
     
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