P90 pickup height

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  1. kingsxman

    kingsxman Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a set of Duncan P90's in a custom guitar. I am not sure if they're the hot of vintage. (They're a bit on the warm side). Wondering what the proper height is for neck and bridge.
     
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    The P90's in my Prairiewood Special are 4/64" from the pole piece to the bottom of the string with the string fretted at the last fret.
     
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    One of the big factors is adjusting the polepieces to follow the radius.
     
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    If you want to check if they're vintage or hot you could the DC resistance on vintage should be around 6-9k or so. The hot would be more like 11k or more.

    I've had Fralins, Lollars, Antiquities and Gibson soapbars in Les Paul Specials and I still like the Duncan Vintage Soapbars as well as any.
     
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    Thanks guys. I hadnt thought about the resistance.

    To brighten them up...would you go from 250k to 500k on the pots?
     

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