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MIM jazz pole piece height

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Feb 22, 2006.


  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    Are the pole pieces for the A and D strings meant to be raised out of the pickup and the ones for E and G slightly sunk in?

    or has the previous owner done something?


    thanks
     
  2. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    bump?
     
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Yes, the ones I've seen recently have all been raised out on the middle strings, to compensate for the fretboard arch.

    Mike
     
  4. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    mine were like that until last night :ninja:
     
  5. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005

    did you adjust them? how differant does it make it sound

    or did you just change the pickups all together
     
  6. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    i used a plastic handled screwdriver to tap them down. the strings sound more even to me now and the bass is less mid-rangey.

    it's actually a temporary fix until i upgrade the electronics in it.
     
  7. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    I might actually consider doing that. since my D strings is louder.

    erm. are you sure hitting them down is a good idea? since isnt hitting one of the best ways to destroy a magnet?
     
  8. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    yup. :)

    i know i am going to be replacing these though. you might considering just applying steady pressure to them or MacGuyvering a lever of sorts. heehee