Scott Henderson strat set up video...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mojazzmo, May 22, 2015.

  1. mojazzmo

    mojazzmo Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Anyone have a link to the YouTube video where Scott shows how he sets up the pickup height on his strats so there isn't any volume drop between the neck and bridge pickup. I saw it a few years back and can't find it now. I know he just lowers the neck pickup almost flush to the pick guard and raises the bridge until it almost touches the strings but I wanted to check it out again. Any thoughts on his set up from the experts here on the page?
  2. 1radicalron

    1radicalron Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    Fog City
    Have not seen the video, But have set up many Strat's.
    Bridge pickup - close up to the strings. Try and get it flat across the strings as well. Secret is to get it as close to strings, without cause magnetic pull.
    Middle Pup - Drop it down real low if you want lots of quack, Medium low, if you like the middle pup sound on its own.
    Neck Pup - Overall fairly low - slightly higher on the treble strings, slightly lower on the low strings.
    Using your vol pot, you can set the final level of each pickup.

    Intonation Tip = Try setting the intonation slightly flat on the G and B strings.
  3. markstullkc

    markstullkc Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Kansas City
    Why flat on G and B? I have been told slightly flat on the B.

    I dialed the intonation perfectly on my strat and it is glorious.

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