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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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7DBK Single Coil Pickup Height Adjustment Screw In The Way!

Picked up my first Jem, a 2000 7DBK. When I try to lower the single coil by turning the adjustment screws counter clockwise, the pickup does lower, but the screws come up. This gets in the way just as much as the pickup before it was lowered. Any way around this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 04:30 PM
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Shorter screws ? I have'nt come across this problem,as i normally cut down my screws after i get the right height,Sure someone must have a better idea tho :-)

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 11:12 PM
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There should be springs in there that stop exactly this from happening! How strange!

The springs keep the screws flush with the guard by always pressing down on the pickup; they also keep the pickup in place as far as height is concerned.

As a stop-gap solution, you can use something else between the underside of the pickguard and the pickup's tabs, cut to size depending on how low you want the pickup. My Yngwie Strat has rubber tubing around the screws, for example, which helps keep the screws and pickups from popping up like you describe once they've been lowered.

Either way, it seems like someone has robbed your springs.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 07:19 AM
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I did'nt even think about the screws being missing (possibly)

I do think it's an easy fix tho,most guitar shops round here would do that kind of thing for nothing ;-)

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