Here you find the frequently asked questions about our products.
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We've also put together some basic information to help you choose your pickups below.
What is the right spacing for my bridge humbucker (G-Spaced or F-Spaced)?
Our humbuckers are available in two different variants, namely G-Spaced and F-Spaced (also called Trembucker). The variants differ in the distance of Polepieces / Poleschrauben each other and thus in their width. The name comes because mainly guitars from Gibson G-Spacing and Fender guitars have primarily an F-spacing. The right spacing for your guitar you can find out by measuring the distance of the low to the high e-string in the area of the bridge pickup with a ruler. If the distance is about 50 mm, choose a G-Spaced humbucker. If the distance is about 53 mm, choose an F-Spaced humbucker. For the neck pickup, there is no distinction, since here on all guitars, the distances are about the same.
What is the difference between 2-wire braided shield and 4-wire humbuckers?
2-wire humbuckers can only be switched in serial humbucker mode, while 4-wire humbuckers offer a wide variety of circuit options such as coil splitting, series / parallel or in / out of phase.
What is the difference between the RWRP and Straight singlecoil polarity?
In the intermediate positions of a 5-way switch on a Stratocaster, the RWRP single coil is hum-free, while the straight version has more centers.
What are the color codes for Kloppmann 4-wire humbuckers?
Black = start the screw coil
White = end of the screw coil
Red = end of the slug coil
Green = start the slug coil
Which pickup winding wire is used in the Kloppmann Stratocaster pickup sets?
ST 54 | Neck 1954, Middle 1954, Bridge 1955 (Formvar)
ST 56 (formerly ST 50) | Neck 1956, Middle 1957, Bridge 1959 (Formvar)
ST 60 | Neck 1960, Middle 1964, Bridge 1962 (Formvar)
Real 62 | Neck 1962, Middle 1962, Bridge 1963 (Formvar)
Real 65 | Neck 1965, Middle 1965, Bridge 1965 (Plain Enamel)
ST 67 | Neck 1967, Middle 1966, Bridge 1967 (Plain Enamel)
ST BLUG Thomas Blug Signature Set | Neck 1960, Middle 1966, Bridge 1962 (FV / PE / FV)
ST BLUG II Thomas Blug Signature Set | Neck 1964, Middle 1966, Bridge 1965 (PE / PE / PE)
Errorhead SSH Set | Neck 1962, Middle 1962, HB DML (FV / FV / PE)
ST Tillcaster | Neck 1962, Middle 1962, ST Tillcaster (Formvar)
Blue Poet Set | Neck 1969, Middle 1960, Bridge 1954 (PE / Formvar / Formvar)