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Height to the strings

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tiritos, Jan 1, 2014.


  1. tiritos

    tiritos

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    Hi! I have a pair of new Seymour Duncan SJB3/SJP3 pickups for my Jaguar Bass. Which is the right height to the strings??

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    That all depends on your playing style. Some put their pickups as close to the strings as physically possible because they play lightly, some put them farther away because they like to dig in hard. I use the guidelines in this setup guide from Fender:

    http://www.fender.com/support/articles/bass-guitar-setup-guide/

    And then I might slightly tweak it to get the string balance right. Always works for me.
     
  3. tiritos

    tiritos

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  4. pfox14

    pfox14

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    That Fender setup guide is awesome. Everything you need to know to do a great setup.
     
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