SR800 pickup height?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Kevin Pressnell, Jan 20, 2018.

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  1. Kevin Pressnell

    Kevin Pressnell

    Dec 10, 2017
    Hi i've lowered the strings on May bass and now there's some awefull sounds from the pickups , any idea on the right night of the pick up should be
     
  2. Solude

    Solude

    Sep 16, 2017
    3mm from the string bottom to the pickup with the last fret pressed down is a good starting point.
     
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Usually about 4mm when fretting the highest fret. That’s pretty normal so the magnetic field doesn’t interfere with the string movement. From there you can vary to get the best tone. Use your ears here. Only you can set it where you like what’s happening. Don’t get caught up in specs; other than having them too close (workers string effects) there are no rules.
     
  4. Kevin Pressnell

    Kevin Pressnell

    Dec 10, 2017
    Thank-you that's very helpful
     
  5. Kevin Pressnell

    Kevin Pressnell

    Dec 10, 2017
    Thank-you that's very helpful I'll give that's s go for tonight's gig
     
  6. I just checked on my stock SR600, and it's at about 3mm at the bridge, and almost 4mm at the neck just laying flat on a table.
     
  7. Kevin Pressnell

    Kevin Pressnell

    Dec 10, 2017
    Excellent that's about what everyone else is saying thanx for you support