noob question, humbucker related

macmax77

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The screws on the humbucker, what are they for?

Can you move them?

In case you can, how does it affect the sound?

If you want more bass out of a humbucker, can you "screw" with the screws?
 

StratoCraig

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You mean the six screws that run along one side of the top of a humbucker? Those are pole piece adjustment screws. Raise or lower them individually to optimize the balance of signal between the six strings.
 

ant_riv

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Agree with stratocraig.

The six allow adjustment to balance the individual string volumes with each other.
The one on either side affect the overall height. Adjusting these allow more or less output so adjusting the wound string side closer to the strings would increase your bass response due to making them proportionally louder.

The four hold the pup ring onto the guitar.
 

Brian N

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As others have said, they give you string by string balancing control. They won't affect only the bass though
 

stevel

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The screws on the humbucker, what are they for?

Can you move them?

In case you can, how does it affect the sound?

If you want more bass out of a humbucker, can you "screw" with the screws?
8000+ posts, 10 year member, you have a Bogner and a Budda, a strat and an LP...I woudn't call you a "noob".

Plenty of people never adjust their pickups - and should, so I can understand the possibility for never having come across it before, but...seems odd.
 

macmax77

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8000+ posts, 10 year member, you have a Bogner and a Budda, a strat and an LP...I woudn't call you a "noob".

Plenty of people never adjust their pickups - and should, so I can understand the possibility for never having come across it before, but...seems odd.
+ a Redplate, hehehehhe

i do adjust the heights on my guitar pups myself.

I wanted to know specifically if what happens if you play with the 6 screws on the humbuckers (not the 2 screws on the side to adjust the height of the humbucker)
 

guitarded_1

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+ a Redplate, hehehehhe

i do adjust the heights on my guitar pups myself.

I wanted to know specifically if what happens if you play with the 6 screws on the humbuckers (not the 2 screws on the side to adjust the height of the humbucker)
Not to be "that guy", but the short answer is, you should google it, because there have been many, many posts about it that you will likely find helpful. It's far more than I could even attempt to paraphrase here. Just search, and you will find a wealth of knowledge across multiple forums, pickup winders, etc.
 

macmax77

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Not to be "that guy", but the short answer is, you should google it, because there have been many, many posts about it that you will likely find helpful. It's far more than I could even attempt to paraphrase here. Just search, and you will find a wealth of knowledge across multiple forums, pickup winders, etc.
i have my lazy mode on.
Drove from NYC to Fort Lauderdale and i am still tired.

If i still have these questions by 2019 i shall google them. ehhehehhehe
 

milli vanilli

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Just did it to my 1st string on my new guitar last week. Once you set your pickup height, if a string stands out... too loud, or is too quiet, or just has an oddness to it, you can raise or lower that screw so that it ONLY effects that string, leaving the others alone. My E had more of a bite to it than the other 5 strings, so the easy fix was to lower that pole a tad so that it fell back in line with the others. Its a way of raising or lowering the distance between the pole and one string without raising or lowering the entire pickup.
 

mr_william

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you can even remove the screws... not been mentioned yet...

some pickups come with 2 screw 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you could remove 3 from the bridge side on the higher 3 strings and 3 from the neck side on the lower wound strings...
 

StratoCraig

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you can even remove the screws... not been mentioned yet...

some pickups come with 2 screw coils...http://data:image/jpeg;base64,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you could remove 3 from the bridge side on the higher 3 strings and 3 from the neck side on the lower wound strings...
Interesting idea. What does that do? If you've removed a screw, does the pickup still sense the corresponding string?
 

mr_william

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in a hb, yeah. as the stud coil is still there... the screw coil side, that's now removed, doesn't make sound.

i think this is referred to as an air coil... a google search may offer more info that i can impart...
 

Pietro

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try this.

lower the rhythm pickup... a lot... then raise the pole pieces to compensate for the lowering. totally changes the sound in a good way.

removing the pole pieces removes some of the sound and imho makes the pickup sound like a broken P90.
 
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If you adjust pole pieces...make sure the slot for the screw driver is not perfectly parallel with string...I make sure mine are perpendicular...on an angle is ok...just not parallel
 

strumnhum

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Think of the adjustable height screws as little volume controls. The closer the screw is to the string, the louder it is. You usually want to first adjust overall pickup height, then once you get that where it sounds best, you can adjust string to string balance by adjusting the screws on the pickup.
 

StratoCraig

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If you adjust pole pieces...make sure the slot for the screw driver is not perfectly parallel with string...I make sure mine are perpendicular...on an angle is ok...just not parallel
Is this the conventional wisdom? I've never heard it before, and I really have difficulty imagining that the angle of the slot in the screw head has any effect on anything.
 

swiveltung

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It seems to my ears the closer you adjust the pole, the more bright or trebly the sound is. The further away the softer the attack.
 




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