26 macphisto 1 month ago If you look at some of the old DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickups, you'll note that the B string pole sits lower, and is often covered by the plastic where all of the others are open. Might be because the B string is hotter. that's also true of the old DeArmond soundhole PUs for acoustic guitar which were so popular in the 60s, or at least the earlier ones. i always figured it was because the difference in output between a large wound G string--especially flatwound--and an unwound heavy-gauge B string would be way out of balance with parallel poles. were specially designed strings for electric guitar even a thing in Christian's day? that imbalance would be even more acute with acoustic-formula strings.