Non-custom slanted humbuckers?

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  1. Knarbens

    Knarbens Well-Known Member

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    Is there any company that offers slanted humbuckers for multiscale guitars without having to place a custom order? I have seen Nighhawk pups, but that's not was I would need.
     
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    most will have to be custom. you could ask Aaron of blackwater, or Oni guitars in australia.

    the alternative is you can use an active pickup because it has a ceramic bar instead of pole pieces. If i build a fanned fret 6 then i'll use a 7 string active pickup slanted. otherwise you'll have to go custom. usually they'll just ask the angle of the pickup desired.
     
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    That's what I expected. Thanks.
    Personally I prefer the look of slanted not "just" rotated pickups.

    I thought about contacting Aaron, but living in Germany I'd like to find a way here. Maybe I shoot Häussel Pickups a mail? Won't be cheap though :/
     
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    Bareknuckle will slant them. I can't remember if its up 10 or 14 degrees...
     
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    I still fancy with a multiscale 7 build and still I don't know which pickups to use ... Does anybody know whether the EMG 81-8H has blades?
     
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    hmmmmmm:hmm:....not if it were left handed. :D

    sorry, couldn't help myself.:cool:
     
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    Came across them too. Even if they'd be slanted in the right direction I'd need a 7 version. What about the 81-8H guys? Does it have blades?
     
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    The fretboard for my multiscale build is too short to cut it at the 25 fret. I thought about a fretboard end like in the pic below. My question is, are the polepieces still close enough to the strings if I'd simply angle standard 7 pups? (7° here)

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    You should be fine.
     
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    The bridge pickup looks really close to the saddle at the high e. Would the smaller string vibration range (relative to the other strings) be problematic for volume? I suppose you could lower the bass side to compensate though...
     
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    I go that close on pretty much all of my builds, it's not been a problem yet.
     
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    Cool. Good to know.
     
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    On the fanned fret it's a compromise. If you'd go with "normal" distance at the high e, the bass would sound not as strong as I'd want it to with these pickups.
     

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