What's the difference between flat pole and staggered pole?

What's the difference between flat pole and staggered pole?

28th Dec 2020


In the same way, comparing the flat pole pickup to the staggered pole pickup, you can get a bit more presence like a fender amplifier present knob, a little bass and a little bit more output from the flat pole. Another way to think about it is to create a slightly more output with flat pole pickup without adding wires to the pickup coil. Adding wires typically changes the frequency response by losing treble and ensuring bass. If you are already familiar with using staggered-pole pickups, you will need to lower the bass slightly down on the amplifier, since you no longer need to compensate for the weak low string when using the flat pole pickup.

In most cases, flat pole pickups provide a better string balance. You will not experience high E-notes coming from staggered pole pickups that will get buried in other notes. In addition, the low 2 string output gives a larger output than the staggered pole pickup, and the G-string will not be louder than the other strings.