pick up height

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by metalbassgod, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. metalbassgod


    Jan 11, 2003
    hey i was wondering what the different is between having higher or lower pick ups can any one please tell me how there sopposed to be? thanx
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    In a nutshell :

    Hi PU = risk of damaging it with strings, less sustain, more output.

    Lo PU = Less focused sound, more sustain, less gain.

    What you need to do is balance the 2.
    Set you bridge PU first because it usually has less power due to the smaller string amplitude.
    Then, set the neck PU to match it.
  3. ChenNuts44


    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    In a very similar thread (same title even), you will find a sexually oriented analogy on adjusting pickup height and the coinciding results. Enjoy.