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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

I have a s540ltd and would like to know the Ibanez pickup height specs.
Anyone have this info?
What I'm looking for is a starting point? for all 3 pickups.
QM1, QM2 & QMS1

Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

theres no thing as pup height specs, just lower them and start raising them until you like teh sound you get
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theres no thing as pup height specs, just lower them and start raising them until you like teh sound you get
What do you mean there are no specs?
Even fender has specs for the starting points ))))))
Sorry, but I don't want anymore responses like the above.

I'm looking for the factory specs at where to start the pickups.

If they are no longer available: The hum-bucker's have very little magnetic pull but the single coil is very strong. What is an easy way to tell if the magnetic pull is messing with the string. I tired placing a cut guitar string at a 90 deg angle above the pickup in order to see how close the magnet had a pull.

The hum-bucker's are at 2mm right now, sc at 3/32's & growing

any tips or specs ?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2008, 03:01 AM
 
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

This might help you... (or confuse you...)
http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/pickup_height.htm
But really, there is no definitive answer to pickup height...
I like some pickups closer to the strings and others a little further away.
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

from my limited experience, there is no set pickup height spec.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

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What do you mean there are no specs?
Even fender has specs for the starting points ))))))
Sorry, but I don't want anymore responses like the above.
Well that's what we're gonna say, so tough **** if it's not what you want to hear. There are no specs!

Even if they bother setting it a certain way out of the factory (which is only usually the case for higher end guitars), it's down to the set-up guy's discretion. He follows his ears, not measurements. And even then it depends on things like action and string gauge, I believe.
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Well that's what we're gonna say, so tough **** if it's not what you want to hear. There are no specs!

Even if they bother setting it a certain way out of the factory (which is only usually the case for higher end guitars), it's down to the set-up guy's discretion. He follows his ears, not measurements. And even then it depends on things like action and string gauge, I believe.

Hey man, I'm looking for a starting point this way I know I'm not too close and can back them off.
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

try 3/16 on treble side and 1/4 on bass side and adjust to taste.
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

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What do you mean there are no specs?
Even fender has specs for the starting points ))))))
Sorry, but I don't want anymore responses like the above.

I'm looking for the factory specs at where to start the pickups.

If they are no longer available: The hum-bucker's have very little magnetic pull but the single coil is very strong. What is an easy way to tell if the magnetic pull is messing with the string. I tired placing a cut guitar string at a 90 deg angle above the pickup in order to see how close the magnet had a pull.

The hum-bucker's are at 2mm right now, sc at 3/32's & growing

any tips or specs ?
OMG..
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OMG..
Another useless post just added
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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Re: S540LTD pickup height factory spec ?

If you want more help/pointing in the right direction, there is a 'right' method of practice regarding setting pickup height, but Ibanez do not publish anything about how they set it up out of the factory (for those they even bother with) but with each guitar comes an instruction manual about how to do everything from set pickup height, change strings, adjust action, intonation, truss-rod and so on.
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