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(@coreyb)
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so I've finally got my pickups installed and my guitar all setup by a pro!

However...I'd like to mess around with my pickup configuration to see if I can better my tone.
I'd really appreciate any information I need to know to do this properly. links, personal experience, whatever :D

thanks.


   
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(@slejhamer)
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What do you mean by changing the configuration?

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(@ricochet)
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Are you talking about things like pickup height?

Easily experimented with. Just keep track of screw turns so you can put it back where you started. If the guy who set up your guitar knows what he's doing, he probably has it pretty well optimized for most purposes already.

Pickups are a small part of the sound chain that affects your tone.

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(@coreyb)
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I'm talking about adjusting pickup height. The pickups I had installed are a lot larger then the ones I had in...and I read online that if I lower them a bit I'll lose some volume..but gain definition and clarity. so I'd like to mess around and see if I can get a better tone.

I'd like to know what screws do what. I know there are 6 screws right on the pickups...what do they do?
then they are screws on each side of the pickup...what do they do?


   
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I could be way off but you just want to adjustthe two screws on each side of the pickup. That's what will raise and lower the pick ups.

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(@ricochet)
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Yep. Don't mess with the individual ones unless you need to adjust the balance of the strings, like if one string was noticeably quieter than the others.

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