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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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pickup height - adjusting

Buddy of mine installed my pickups for my UV..I've got everything nearest the strings as I want except the bridge pickup..I'd like it a bit closer to the strings but when I turn the screw clockwise to raise it like I did everything else it is very tight on both screws as if that's as far as it will go...Should I crank on it or is it at it's stopping point? I just thought it was odd because the other two pickups move as far as I want with no problem. *thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 08:50 PM
 
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I geussing the screw is in sideways.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 12:04 AM
 
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These are in a pickguard, right? (never owned a UV myself)

If they are, the spring inbetween the pickup and pickguard probably won't compress any farther.. The way to fix this, is to either replace the spring with a shorter one, or (like me) cut the current spring down a bit.. This should let you raise the pickup up..

Hope this helps...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the help guys! I'll check this stuff out.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 03:38 AM
 
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I also got the same problem with my Les Paul
and cutted the spring
TADA : Problem solved
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