The poles on your humbucker high or low

Strat58

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Hi just wanted to know how you set the poles on your humbucker. I have been trying to adjusr for a more agressive sound and its realy works, I do remember I used to put mine pick ups very high because you get a kind of compression in your sound. These days I have them much lower and also the pick-up poles are barely up (well a little). Okay would like opion :)
Peace Strat58
 

operanonverba

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I set the poles under the E strings flush with the cover or bobbin. I then press the E strings on the last fret and set the pup height between 4 and 5/64ths depending on the brand from the top of the pole to the bottom of the string. I then press each string on the last fret and set each pole the same following the radius of the board. Works for me. YMMV.
 

atquinn

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On the bridge pickup, they're usually more-or-less flush. On the neck pickup, they're usually up a bit.

-Austin
 

Mike9

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I start by adjusting them to the radius of the fretboard and fine tune from there.
 

bluesrules

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Each is adjust differently to achieve the best balanced volume from string to string.

I just can't see any other way.

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bluesrules

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Hi okay thats a good point string balance now to find a meter the measure each string.
Thxx you for your support.
Peace Strat58

Not everything has too be an exact science, turn your amp up a bit and play some scales, your ears will do fine.
 

siore

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On the bridge pickup, they're usually more-or-less flush. On the neck pickup, they're usually up a bit.

-Austin

Me too. The setup below. Result is more output on the bridge, more clarity and highs on the neck. YMMV.

Bridge:
Pickup - High (close to strings as practical)
Polepieces - Low (but not too flush)

Neck
Pickup - Low
Polepieces - High
 




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