Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

adjusted the pickup heights on the strat

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • adjusted the pickup heights on the strat

    Read some articles. It's one of those things that people have a difference of opinion about. I used the guidelines of a guitar set-up tech but I didn't have a measuring device with 64ths so I winged it with 16ths. Man it sounds so much better on the single coils. Much more Straty sounding.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/FefeclRDem7II/giphy.gif

    I has a new signiture gif bitches

  • #2
    Did you raise or lower them? Set to what distance beneath the strings?
    "The Web puts all of the world's knowledge at our fingertips; unfortunately it's mixed with all of the world's bull****************."
    -- Bob Parks

    "A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."
    -- Oscar Wilde

    "No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true."
    -- Oscar Wilde

    "It is a trap of history to believe that eyewitnesses remember accurately what they have lived through."
    -- Theodore White

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by spacecommando View Post
      Read some articles. It's one of those things that people have a difference of opinion about. I used the guidelines of a guitar set-up tech but I didn't have a measuring device with 64ths so I winged it with 16ths. Man it sounds so much better on the single coils. Much more Straty sounding.
      All my strats sound pretty much strat like. Even the strat I have with Lace Sensors.


      Grab one of these, for your bench.

      https://www.amazon.com/b/?ie=UTF8&no...ug9qy7yw_e_p38
      _____________________________________
      Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

      Join Date: Aug 2001
      Location: N. Adams, MA USA
      Posts as of Jan 10th 2013: 82,617

      Comment


      • #4
        Raised them. High E side - low E side bridge: 2/64, 3/64, middle 3/64, 4/64, neck 3/64, 4/64. Like I said I didn't have a proper measuring device so I faked it off of 16ths, 4/64 = 1/16s. I got to sound more like bell tones. The bridge humbucker isn't perfect yet. It wobbles if you poke it.
        https://media.giphy.com/media/FefeclRDem7II/giphy.gif

        I has a new signiture gif bitches

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by spacecommando View Post
          Raised them. High E side - low E side bridge: 2/64, 3/64, middle 3/64, 4/64, neck 3/64, 4/64. Like I said I didn't have a proper measuring device so I faked it off of 16ths, 4/64 = 1/16s. I got to sound more like bell tones. The bridge humbucker isn't perfect yet. It wobbles if you poke it.
          Stop poking at it.
          I hear about folks that put a humbucker in a strat. Taint right I tell ya.

          What are you running that guitar through?
          _____________________________________
          Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

          Join Date: Aug 2001
          Location: N. Adams, MA USA
          Posts as of Jan 10th 2013: 82,617

          Comment


          • #6
            https://media.giphy.com/media/FefeclRDem7II/giphy.gif

            I has a new signiture gif bitches

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by spacecommando View Post
              nice

              _____________________________________
              Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

              Join Date: Aug 2001
              Location: N. Adams, MA USA
              Posts as of Jan 10th 2013: 82,617

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by spacecommando View Post
                Read some articles. It's one of those things that people have a difference of opinion about. I used the guidelines of a guitar set-up tech but I didn't have a measuring device with 64ths so I winged it with 16ths. Man it sounds so much better on the single coils. Much more Straty sounding.
                I use drill bits for that. They come in enough sizes you can usually find something close enough, within 1/32". Easier than using feeler gauges. When I owned a Strat I set the pickups as low as I could get away with. It helped eliminate Stratitis and made the guitar easier to tune.
                Last edited by DeepEnd; 10-15-2018, 03:33 PM.
                Official HCAG “Theory-Challenged Hack”
                Member of the IBANEZ ACOUSTIC ASSASSINS
                Proud Member of The Alvarez Alliance
                Member of the Schecter Society
                Person-2-Person on the Web

                Comment


                • #9
                  Years ago before the interwebz and before I had the Dan Erliwine book, I marked out my own little measuring device and took it in a music store that sold Fenders and was know for having everything set up right . I measured several AmStand Strats when nobody was looking ...without even taking them off the hangers.
                  It's not about money or popularity , although some money would be nice.

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X