Middle position on Les Paul

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  1. wedewer

    wedewer Supporting Member

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    Just trying to get some advice on how to better balance my burstbuckers in the middle position. I installed them myself, so I need a little help. When I try out the 59RI with bursbuckers, it doesn't get so "muddy" and "bassy" when you are in the middle position. Right now I have resorted to rolling of the volume knob on the neck position to even it out, but I think there is a better way. Is it as simple as raising the bridge and lowering the neck a little more?
     
  2. Shnook

    Shnook Supporting Member

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    I lowered my neck pup on my R9. Left the bridge where it was and have been very happy ever since. Just keep messing with the pup heights.
     
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    Yeah try that. And are you sure that you didn't mix the two up?
     
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    they were labled burstbucker 1 and 2 so I couldn't have messed them up.
     
  5. playon

    playon Supporting Member

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    Mess with the pickup height, sometimes the middle position sounds better with the bridge pickup lowered down a bit.. seems counter-intuitive but you're dealing with phase cancellation so it's tweaky. Changing the volume of the individual pickups is a different ball of yarn.
     
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  6. jumpnblues

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    ...and the neck pu volume. When running both pu's you can get some great tones by turning it down to between 7 and 10 depending on the individual guitar. For most double humbucker guitars I've had, the sweet spot is around 8 1/2 to 9.


    Tom
     

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