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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Pickup height

How much of a difference does the height of the pickup make in terms of output? I've heard others complain that their pickups are a bit to weak, and sometimes the advice is "raise the pickup". Does this really work?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 01:52 AM
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It definitely makes a difference. Hit a string and let it ring out while you adjust the pickup height with a screwdriver and you'll hear it.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 02:52 AM
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The closer the PUs go towards the strings, the stronger impact on the polepieces vs the strings youll get.

But too much high, can make the PUs SCUEEEEEEELINGGGG!!!!
Also too close between the string and magnetic pool, makes the pole pulling down the string and that results in a worse sustain with much shorter notes....
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 05:29 AM
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it works definitely.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks.
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