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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

My guitar is a RG1570 with direct mounted pickups. My bridge pickup is a Steve Morse (DP200). Now it's too close to the strings, thus losing clarity and some sustaining. But I can not lower it anymore. I notice that it's thicker than my neck pickup and I think that's why it's closer to strings compared to the neck one. Is this a problem? How can I lower it?
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

Is there any wood or material underneath the pickup between the body?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

Yeah there's some kind of foam. It's soft
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

i would carefully remove that stuff. is it like trem cavity dressing?
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

Or put a thin shim under the tail end of the neck which would call for raising the bridge slightly to keep the same action.
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

under the foam is wood; it needs to be dremeled out.........I had to doit to effectively use many Dimarzio`s I've tried in my 1570.....

dremel it out and just use a black sharpie to recolor the cavity.
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

ive dremeled my carvins, my jacksons and its no big deal

just dont get it too hot, do it in steps the wood is hard
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Re: I can not lower my pickup anymore!!! HELP!!

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do it in steps the wood is hard
Do you know how to soften hard wood?
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Do you know how to soften hard wood?

Ya...show it a picture of some ugly old lady naked.
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