Pickup adjustment

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bcarll, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. bcarll


    Oct 16, 2001
    Have pickups on a bass that have screws on the poles --I think that terminology is correct. I assume you can adjust these screws to gain or take away volume. Please educate me as to how to use these screws and explain exactly what happens when adjusting them. These are on a Hayman 40/40. ((English made)

  2. My cousin had one, to practice on from school.
    He hated it, but...I loved it!
  3. top028


    Dec 14, 1999
    Lancaster, PA
    right you are. The coolest thing about adjustable pole pieces is that if you have a string that is uneven with the rest of them you can adjust for it. The strats have "staggered" poles. (good pickups anyway) Here is what I would do. screw the poles to the middle of thier range. Adjust the pickup height to suit your tone likes. Further away is kinda like more head room, and closer gives a natural compressed sound. Set your EQ flat on your amp, and adjust the pole pieces untill all the strings have even volume.