lowering my bridge pickup

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by codydang, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. codydang


    Feb 5, 2012
    San Jose
    I want to lower my bridge pickup on my ibanez sr250 so that I can 'dig in' more with my fingers. I read somewhere this will reduce the treble or volume a bit.

    Will the difference be substantial if I lower the bridge pickup height to, say, about the same as the neck pickup height?
  2. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Why not try it, and see?
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    It costs you only 30 seconds to twiddle a couple of screws...and it's easily reversible. Why not play with it??
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    what you'll likely get is a bridge pickup that's now weaker than the neck pickup.

    if you're gonna drop one, drop 'em both to where they still have about the same volume as each other (which you'll test with an amp).

    also, it usually isn't the bridge pickup that gets in the way of string movement anyway, but the neck pickup.
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Stewartsville, NJ
    It won't affect tone much. It's hard to get the strings to hit the bridge pickup because of the tension being so high near the bridge. So you won't have to lower it very much.