Loose Pickup Help


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07-27-2005, 03:15 PM
Alright, so I recently bought a new guitar, Epiphone Dot Archtop, and of course, the pickups are humbuckers. My other guitar had single coil pickups so I don't have much experience with humbuckers. I realized yesterday that the pickups are loose and wiggle a bit.


I was just wondering which screws I should tighten; As, Bs, or Cs

Thanks in advance

07-27-2005, 03:18 PM
i tightened my Bs but do it slowly. the B raises/lowers them. try tightening A and C gently

07-27-2005, 03:19 PM
try a and c

07-27-2005, 03:23 PM
DONT DO THE Cs! i just did. not pretty :D

07-27-2005, 03:25 PM
what happened?

07-27-2005, 03:27 PM
do not touch C, and don't just start blindly fooling with b either, the space between your string and the pole pieces (c) should be about 3/16th of an inch. this can be adjusted by your b screw. I have the same guitar, and my pickups are somewhat loose too, as they aare only fastened to the body by one screw on each side

07-27-2005, 03:29 PM
oh yeah, depress your string on the last fret when measuring between the string and pickup

Funky P
07-27-2005, 04:03 PM
Being mounted on rings THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE loose, dont bother messing around with stuff

07-27-2005, 04:19 PM
Gracias to all who replied:cheers:

02-15-2006, 07:02 PM

02-15-2006, 07:18 PM
I have the same sort of pickup layout and they do move a bit if you push on them.