Lowering pickups in a 335.

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  1. tomkatzz

    tomkatzz Member

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    I read somewhere something about "dirtying" up the tone of a 335 by lowering the pickups. I looked for some info but came up empty handed.

    How does one lower the pickups on a Gibson 335.
     
  2. SGNick

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    They've got two screws on the sides of the plastic holders (the middle screws)

    I think it you go right it will lower them, but hey, no harm in trying both ways.

    though I'm pretty sure lowering them won't "dirty up" the tone.
     
  3. stevel

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    Lowering the pickups will decrease the volume, and mellow out the tone some typically.

    Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey - turn the screws (above and below the pickup in the "ring") clockwise (right) and it will raise the pickups.

    Be careful if you're lowering them - in some types of guitars they will run off the end of the screw's threads and fall off the screws! I don't know if this will happen on a 335 but it will on a strat (ask me how I know :).

    Steve
     
  4. shally

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    just take off the ring and re attach them.. it is aggravating, but no big deal
     

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