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    Default GFS Pole Pieces

    Anybody know whether it's possible to adjust pole piece height on the GFS Vintage Strat pickups? They're staggered based on a 9.5" fretboard radius, but the neck on Rusty is flatter than that, resulting in the middle strings being a little over-emphasized relative to the outer strings.
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    Without resorting to using a belt linisher, I think not.
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    sounds like a good way to turn magnets into bar stock....
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    I did get a response back from GFS. They said it would be possible to heat the pickup to soften the wax that apparently holds the pole pieces in place, then push them down some. They did say that they question how much effect it would have, since the mass of the pole pieces is not affected. Wouldn't it be the same as adjusting the screw polepieces on a traditional humbucker?

    Anyway, that sounds like an easy enough process - just like wax potting them, which I have some experince with.
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    Sounds extremely dangerous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomWes View Post
    Sounds extremely dangerous!!
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    I dunno, I've never smoked wax before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleblooz View Post
    I did get a response back from GFS. They said it would be possible to heat the pickup to soften the wax that apparently holds the pole pieces in place, then push them down some. They did say that they question how much effect it would have, since the mass of the pole pieces is not affected. Wouldn't it be the same as adjusting the screw polepieces on a traditional humbucker?

    Anyway, that sounds like an easy enough process - just like wax potting them, which I have some experince with.
    Maybe you could use a soldering iron to heat the pole piece just enough to move it down without melting the bobbin ????
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