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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Shawbucker pups in Custom Shop Jouneyman relic HH Telecaster

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Show Low, Arizona

Bottom Sucker
Jan 6th, 2019 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I first got this guitar I was not real impressed with the pickups. They are low output because of the Alnico 2 magnets. They just didn't have the overall sound of my Gibson humbuckers. The pickup covers look like the old Fender wide range pups with offset screws, top and bottom. So I researched how to properly adjust those pole piece screws to match the radius of the fretboard and suddenly the pups sounded great! I adjusted the pickup height according to Fender's setup on humbuckers which is 4/64 for bass and treble side on both pickups before I adjusted the pole piece screws. Now I'm definitely going to keep this one! I need to do this on all my Gibson guitars too.

It always amazes me that no manufacturer (even the Fender Custom Shop or Gibson)will properly setup humbucker pickups. But doing it yourself is so easy now.

(This message was last edited by cisco at 06:30 PM, Jan 6th, 2019)

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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Jan 6th, 2019 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Spot on. Glad you didn't give up before educating yourself on how to adjust them.

This stuff is simple!

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