Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Western Australia
1993 RG Pickup Angle
I have a bit of a silly question regarding the angle of my pickups.
I have a 1993 RG of some sort (I think it's an RG570) I have just replaced the standard pickups with some EMG HZ's.
I have an RG320 with the exact same pickups and it's ballsy, but this one just sounds weak, and has very little sustain.
I have adjusted the pickup height to no avail.
The difference I have noticed with this guitar compared to my 320 is the angle of the pickups.
The bridge pickup is angled towards the bridge (so it's NOT parallel with the strings) and the neck pickup is angled towards the neck, so both facing away from each other.
*note the plastic pickup housings are angled, not just the pickups themselves.
Logic says to me that the pickups (or at least the bridge pickup) is angled the wrong way.
I would have thought you would want the pickup facing the more resonant part of the strings, as opposed to pointing towards the bridge.
I don't want to accuse the install tech of installing it incorrectly, as I didn't actually take note of the angle before the installation (this guitar sat in the closet for a few years before I decided to upgrade the pickups).
Would this have been the original angle of the pickups? Or has the tech installed them wrong?
And would the angle make that much of a difference?
I have a pic, but I can't post it because I'm still a noob to the forum.
On that note, sorry for the lack of introduction.
My name is Tom, and I have been playing for about 15 years.
I have this 93 RG, a satin grey RG320, 2 ESP DV8-R's (one black, one white), a jackson dinky and an Agile Septor 7.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.