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ChristopherSchlegel
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10/04/2016 1:30 pm
Originally Posted by: 69deville
Is there a "standard" height that pups should be? I know you get different tones from different heights, but wondered if there is a procedure for getiing it right, or is it just hit and miss?

It all comes down to listening. A lot of trial & error, making adjustments & finding what works for you.

There are lots of great resources on the web, from StewMac, guitar pickup manufacturers, YouTube vids.

http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Guitar_Pickups_and_Electronics_and_Wiring/Lindy_Fralin_on_how_to_set_pickup_height.html

http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/fine-tuning-the-adjustment-of-passive-humbuckers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqE1xMUvVq4

I selected that vid b/c it mentions the basics & is very straightforward. Plug the guitar into an amp! Lower the pickups on the bass side, make sure the pickups don't interfere with the strings, the overtones, your picking. Listen & find your personal preference.

I find that they typically need to be lower than most people set them. ZZSmilieZZ

Also don't forget you can ask our GT tech! Hope this helps!

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