Author Topic: Raising/Lowering Pickups  (Read 1110 times)

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Raising/Lowering Pickups
« on: February 01, 2010, 05:28:44 am »
  I have a Squier Strat with a Humbucker in the bridge position.  I only recently discovered that I can raise and lower the pickups.  I figure they will sound louder the closer they are to the strings but I'm trying to figure if this changes anything else.

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Re: Raising/Lowering Pickups
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 06:40:02 am »
too high and they can cause buzz or the magnetic pull on the strings can kill sustain

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Re: Raising/Lowering Pickups
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 06:54:16 am »
Personally i like to have it a bit higher under the thinner strings, i feel that it gives me a slightly "bigger" sound.
Be careful if you do something like that - for the reasons c2u already mentioned.
What you maybe also want to do when experimenting:
Measure the exact distance between the strings and pickups on both sides before you change anything
and write it down, so that you can reset it more easy.
Measure again if you find a setting you like and write this also down.
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