How high should Seymour Duncan Pickups be?
3/32 of an inch
A good starting point for the distance from the bridge pickup to the strings is 3/32 of an inch. The neck pickup can be set to provide a good output balance when compared to the bridge or to produce a particular tone when used together with the bridge.
What’s the difference between neck and bridge humbuckers?
The bridge pickup produces a brighter tone than the neck pickup which sounds warmer and more mellow. Often, the bridge pickup is used for lead guitar and heavier styles of music with more gain such as rock and metal, whilst the neck pickup is used for rhythm guitar and cleaner tones.
How do you tell if your pickups are too high?
Setting your pickup height too high will cause your magnets to push and pull your strings out of tune. Here’s a quick way to tell if this is happening to you: play the Low E string at a high fret (15th fret is a good one to start at). You might hear a “warbling” sound. That sound is your magnet fighting your string.
What happens if you put a neck pickup in the bridge?
If you use the exact same pickup in the neck and bridge positions, then the bridge may sound thin and weak compared to the neck, or the neck may sound dark and too loud.
What makes a guitar pickup louder?
If you dont want to amplify the single, you can put a separate volume pot on the humbucker and dial it back. To increase punchiness of blade magnet and low-output pickups, I’ve always recommended attaching a powerful bar magnet to the base of the pickup to give it more juice.
What is the difference between the SH-5 and SH-11 pickups?
With the SH-11 (and the tremolo-spaced TB-11 Trembucker) you get the SH-5’s beefier coil with a magnet that was used in the original PAF pickups. The Alnico II magnet in the CC will soften the bass, and add a healthy dose of mids.
What kind of PAF is the Seymour Duncan cc?
The CC started its life as an SH-5 Custom, which is the traditional Seymour Duncan ‘beefy PAF.’ It’s everything you like about vintage pickups but louder, ruder, and tighter.
Does the Seymour Duncan Tempest Custom come with a Trembucker?
However, Seymour Duncan has done all of the work for us. The Schecter Tempest Custom comes stock with a Custom Custom in the bridge. With the SH-11 (and the tremolo-spaced TB-11 Trembucker) you get the SH-5’s beefier coil with a magnet that was used in the original PAF pickups.