I had d activators that installed in my RGT320... The bridge pickup won't go down very far, I took it out to see why. The wire for the pickup runs to the opposite end of the pickup (to the bass side), preventing the pickup to be lowered 100%. IIRC when I replaced the foam under the bridge on my RG3120, the wire went only directly from the treble side of the pickup into the hole of the guitar, so essentially no wire going through the cavity to interfere.
So, my issue with the RGT is that the action was good, but too close to the bridge pickup, creating a noticeable "wah" sound in the midrange. I raised the height of the bridge, and it made most of the "wah" sound go away, but now I can't get my action nice. I adjusted the truss rod but the strings are starting to buzz, and the action isn't as low as I want it yet. I think too much back bow. And if I put more relief in the neck to eliminate the buzz, I would have to lower the bridge, but if I lower the bridge the wah sound will come back b/c the strings will be too close to the bridge pickup again. So essentially I can't find the balance, I think it's because I can't lower the pickup height. I'm not an expert, but I usually adjust the action to my preference on my guitars, and this is the first time I'm experiencing this.
Is this normal? Was the pickup installed backwards? If I flip it, will it negatively affect the tone?
This is the lowest the bridge pickup will go. As you can see in the pictures, the neck goes down further.
Sorry if this is all noobish, but I'm always learning about the tech side of things, and pickups/electronics is still pretty foreign to me.