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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Zebrahumbucker Arrangement? Reply with quote

I'm planning to put a pair of zebras in my strattype guitar and i'm curious for the arrangement. Most zebras are mounted black-white -- white-black or white-black -- black white.
But i think it looks better black-white -- black-white.
Does it make any difference in sound?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the pickup, I guess. I'd wager there'll be little difference in sound, but it won't introduce phasing or hum-cancellation issues or anything.

Unless you really fuck it up.


That config makes my eyes hurt, like its some optical illusion shit going down.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You think it looks wrong?
What would be your opinion?



or



Or do you mean two zebras in general?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adustable poles on the outside edges (bridge closest to bridge, neck closest to neck), like your last pic.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White/poles facing out, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jagsonic wrote:
You think it looks wrong?
What would be your opinion?


TBH, I think it's just because the cream coil matches the pickguard, it kinda gives the whole a weird 'reflection in a body of water' vibe.

I love it, it's wonkyyyyy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my zebras are the black sides adjustable. So it should like the second image. But my question is, if i mount like the on the first, would it be bad sounding?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've got your adjustable polepieces raised higher than the others, the pickup will be more 'biased' towards that coil's sound. So, if that coil is nearer the bridge, the pickup will sound a little thinner, if it's nearer the neck, it'll sound a little thicker.

Long story short, it won't sound 'bad'. It'll sound slightly different. If you're SPLITTING the coils for singlecoil fun, it'll have an even bigger effect, as per the above.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done it like this:



Looks and sounds KILLER!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool and good.

With the different white/cream colour to the pickguard it looks better than the mockup in that configuration.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

100%, looks ace.
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