Is it normal for the neck pup in an SG to slant toward the bridge?

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  1. olin

    olin Supporting Member

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    I'm used to Strat pups that slant side to side but now I've got an SG and the neck pup is quite a bit lower on the bridge side. Is this normal? If not, how can I fix it?

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  2. Lawn Jockey

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    Yep..it's normal..unless it's way, way down.
     
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    You are welcome my friend. Do I recognize your handle from the FDP perhaps?
     
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    You sure do. I've been hanging out there for a few years but just discovered this place recently. Just what I need, another site to fuel my GAS!!
     
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    I used to be a CM there. Great place..and great info. I've read many of your posts at the FDP.

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    Welcome Olin! BTW- If it bothers you some people bend the metal ears of the pup where the adjusting screws mount toward the bridge to get it to line up with the strings. A little movement = a lot of adjustment. Go easy.
     
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    my '05 SG Standard was that way.. I tried to do something about it but failed, then I got used to it.. sorry, can't help with that
     
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    The usual approach to adjusting the angle of Gibson pickups so they are more or less parallel with the strings is some sort of shim, like a matchbook cover etc.- between the pickup and ring or rout, whatever works. You can also do this to shove the pickup to one side or the other if needed.
     
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    I always thought they were supposed to be like that. In the Gibson manual for my L-4 it says the angle is supposed to be adjusted so when you fret the top note at the 22nd fret, the top of the pickup is parallel with the string (while holding the string down at 22). I noticed as I raise the pickup, the angle gets a lot less pronounced, but I was still able to adjust it so the string is parallel to the top while fretted.
     

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