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Old 2005-11-25, 15:42
DanOfTheDead DanOfTheDead is offline
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Originally Posted by Somnus
I would like to take the opportunity and ask...

What the fuck is up with slanted pickups? Here
I've seen it on some of Van Halen's guitars and never understood it, is it merely cosmetic or does it really "change" anything, say, in the bridge position?

It changes the vibration that the humbucker picks up. Here's a simple way of explaining it, you know how the neck pickup always sounds fatter and more open than a bridge pickup? That's because it's picking up the vibration of the strings at a different point. So, in the picture, the notes played on the 6th string would sound more like a middle pickup than a conventionally placed bridge pickup.
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