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    Yo, Chris, where are you? 8)

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    Played thru my friend's Marshall (big-ass tube remake of a 60's model, I think....). WAY less hum than his Strat going thru a Fender (forget the model, I think it has 60W, 1x12 w/built-in effects...) amp. He was a bit bugged about the treble from my bridge pup, but I have to work that out as it was what I wanted - that Albert Collins cut-thru-steel bite.
    Yeah, maybe this sounds like a shill for Chris, but I know it doesn't matter here.....

    BTW,do you guys play much with the distance between the pup poles and strings??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clavan665
    BTW,do you guys play much with the distance between the pup poles and strings??
    Absolutely. It's all part of the setup process, and it's amazing what kind of tonal variation you can get with seemingly minor adjustments.
    WHY? 'n' stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottiTheCat
    Quote Originally Posted by Clavan665
    BTW,do you guys play much with the distance between the pup poles and strings??
    Absolutely. It's all part of the setup process, and it's amazing what kind of tonal variation you can get with seemingly minor adjustments.
    OK, do you follow, for example, the Kinman spec? Or just tweak it to 'taste'? What's the best way: Start too close and back off until output really drops, or start too far away and increase until distortion?

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    The Kinman site used to have a section on this, and it's probably still there, where he talks about finding the sweet spot for your pickups. Go to www.kinman.com and search around for it. It will explain things better than I can, however in a nutshell, I start with 'em pretty low, and keep adjusting up a little at a time until they sound right, then I go up a little more to make sure, and then adjust 'em back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottiTheCat
    I start with 'em pretty low, and keep adjusting up a little at a time until they sound right, then I go up a little more to make sure, and then adjust 'em back.
    OK, thanks. Last Q (I hope): Once you get past the sweet spot(s) does the sound make a sudden, dramatic change? Or is it a more subtle, gradual one?

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    It's subtle. You'll have to listen very carefully, and make moves of about 1/4 turn on the adjustment screws. 8)
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar
    It's subtle. You'll have to listen very carefully, and make moves of about 1/4 turn on the adjustment screws. 8)
    OK, thanks. Only problem is that I went to 9's from 10's and the sound on the new (bridge) pup is a bit shrill no matter what. Have to go back to 10's, durn it....

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    Lower the bridge down about 1/2 turn, and see if that helps. Thinner strings will thin up the tone, true, but some of that can be compensated for with an equalizer. 8)
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

 

 

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