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Single coil pickups driving me nuts

Active Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 7
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... My pick keeps hitting them when I'm trying to play scales! Any tips?

Trusted Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 78

Leave less of the pick exposed, ie. less pointy end.

Easier for picking single notes but can be a bit uncomfortable for strumming.

Illustrious Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 5058

Could also be the height of the pups -- they can be lowered.

-=tension & release=-

Illustrious Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 6353

gee, pick in front of them. actually, I am not being flip. there is a sweet spot for picking just in front of the middle pick up.
it is for a strat. I imagine the pickup spacing is similar for single coil type guitars.
(it is where the 28th fret would be.).

Noble Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 1225

Most people are way too heavy-handed...gouging at the strings or squeezing the frets too hard.

Lighten up!


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