Topic: Which way around is a humbucker 'supposed' to go?
I've just fitted a pair of Guitar Fetish Humbuckers in my Tokai LP. Been wanting to do it for a while and, when they finally arrived yesterday, I popped 'em in today, restrung the guitar, worked the strings in for about 20 minutes and then gave 'em a blast through an amp. Now, I've not had chance to test them properly but they sound pretty good to me.
But here's the thing..
I've fitted them with the screws on the pickups near the neck at one end and away from the bridge at the other. I only did that because the plastic case around the pickups is slanted to take the shape of the body that way and that was how they came out of the box.
So here's the question..
1. Is there a 'correct' way to do it?
2. Does it make a difference to the sound?
3. Does it really matter?
Now, as I said earlier I'm happy with the sound I'm getting so I don't give a rodents rear end if they're not Gibson standard correct but when I've trawled the internet for advice I've just come up with more questions.
I've not tried switching them around as I've only just got them in so does anyone have an answer?