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    Yes, good points. I do remember reading that Fralin does wind certain pups reverse. I'm not sure about these so I'll need to look into that

    And my Floyd would require a 53mm spacing. That I knew already.
    I actually just learned about Fokin pickups which have peaked my interest lately. I need to email him and find out more. Their website is in Russian so yeah, there's that...lol
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    I'm sure your current neck and bridge pickups are reverse-wound, but the question is, which one is clockwise and which one is counter? I think it's important because I'm guessing the #2 position is the middle pickup and only one coil of the humbucker. If the Mustang bridge pickup is not wound the same as your current middle pickup, you won't have hum cancelling in the #2 switch position, and there might even be some "wonky" phase issues.
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    It's funny - there is a boutique amp builder named "Fargen" and one of his amps was called the "Bastage". I always loved that. Fokin should have a pickup called the "Bastid" or "Som*****" or something along those lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    I'm sure your current neck and bridge pickups are reverse-wound, but the question is, which one is clockwise and which one is counter? I think it's important because I'm guessing the #2 position is the middle pickup and only one coil of the humbucker. If the Mustang bridge pickup is not wound the same as your current middle pickup, you won't have hum cancelling in the #2 switch position, and there might even be some "wonky" phase issues.
    Yup....I just looked on the site and they have a section specifically pointing out the polarity and winding direction of their pickups.
    Basically if you're buying a complete set of their pickups there won't be a problem.
    However buying a single pickup could result in issues meshing with the other pickups. They recommend contacting them beforehand to make sure everything will jive.
    Since I haven't picked out my bridge pup yet it doesn't make sense to check with them just yet.

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    Plus I'm very interested in the Fokin pickups I mentioned. I'm gonna email him now and see what he recommends. And find out some prices and shipping costs. I'll keep you posted.
    Thanks for the help btw!!

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    I emailed him Wednesday night and haven't heard anything back...hopefully I have the correct email address.
    Someone from sevenstring.org gave it to me

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    I emailed Fralin on the polarity issue. Unfortunately he said he doesn't know much about Suhr pickups (I'm leaning toward an SSV+). He asked about their wiring. The only thing I could find out is that they are a 4 conductor pickup.
    I have no idea if that is for coil splitting purposes or phase issues.
    In all honesty, I don't know much about the wiring aspect of all this...

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    In my experience, 4 conductor pickups give you variations for splitting, and sometimes series/parallel options.
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    That's what I was hoping. I responded to Lindy's email letting him know about the 4 conductor wiring but haven't heard back yet...

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    Read the comments by Husky in this thread:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/ind...models.956230/
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