Custombucker Measurement - Neck vs. Bridge

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Dumb question, but I'm putting a set of Custombuckers back into one of my guitars and I didn't label which was in the bridge or neck. Both would work fine in either position, but what is the norm? Higher measurement in neck or bridge position. One is 7.2 and the other is 8.04. I put the 8.04 in the bridge but it sounds like it has more bottom end than I remember it having. Before I swap them out, just curious which position most people have knowing it varies from guitar to guitar.
 

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That's what I thought. I did a quick search and found several guys with the opposite in their RIs which confused my simple brain.
 

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Of the four Historics I have the lower reading pu is in the bridge.... Custombuckers and BBs.

That is a small sample and means nothing.
 

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the custom buckers I kept are balanced nearly perfectly at 7.79 and 7.76 .....this produces a pretty incredible middle position tone...

The CC#7 is reverse of the norm and sounds pretty incredible that way
 

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My TH has 8.1 in the neck and 8.0 in the bridge which is pretty sweet. My CC22 has 7.2 in neck and is a little too muddy for me but the bridge at 7.3 is very woody and "vintage" sounding.

While every chunk of wood is different, I personally would go hotter in the neck, lower in bridge.
 

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If I remember right, 7.70 neck and 8.15 bridge in my R0.

I put the 7.70 neck pickup in the bridge of my '19 50s Standard. Sounds great, but the R0 still sounds "better" to my ears.

So, is it the hotter pickup or the "better" wood/construction of the R0?
 

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My neck pu is hotter and I really like it that way.
I've always had a hotter bridge before that.
 

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My TH has 8.1 in the neck and 8.0 in the bridge which is pretty sweet. My CC22 has 7.2 in neck and is a little too muddy for me but the bridge at 7.3 is very woody and "vintage" sounding.

While every chunk of wood is different, I personally would go hotter in the neck, lower in bridge.
I recall the bridge position being very woody and vintage sounding. I'm going to get off my lazy rump and put the 7.2 in the bridge. The 8.04 sounds good, but not woody sounding the way I remember it being. Thanks all for the input!
 

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My 60th R9 is 7.8K bridge, 7.3K neck. Sound great. But I’m not above flip flopping them just for the hell of it.
 

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I just received a new '22 R8. Slight damage in shipping so I am speaking to seller about it.
But the custombuckers read 7.0k exact in both neck and bridge. It wasnt listed as low wind and is not a Wildwood spec or S Bucker (CME). Sounds quite good but I thought I was getting the "normal" winds..
 

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I just received a new '22 R8. Slight damage in shipping so I am speaking to seller about it.
But the custombuckers read 7.0k exact in both neck and bridge. It wasnt listed as low wind and is not a Wildwood spec or S Bucker (CME). Sounds quite good but I thought I was getting the "normal" winds..
Sounds quite good? End of story… put the multimeter away and enjoy!
 

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I just received a new '22 R8. Slight damage in shipping so I am speaking to seller about it.
But the custombuckers read 7.0k exact in both neck and bridge. It wasnt listed as low wind and is not a Wildwood spec or S Bucker (CME). Sounds quite good but I thought I was getting the "normal" winds..
When they are matched well like that you may find even volume between switching… and the middle position is the “Tele on steroids” sound… it’s very “single coil” reminiscent… great sound.
I have a set just like that……somewhere….
 

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It’s easy…..!
 

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