What is the rule of thumb on pickups height in relation to closeness to the strings? Am I right to assume the closer they are, the more sensitive they are until they are too close?
Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus w/ '60s neck
Ibanez JEM 7V
Jackson SL2H Soloist
PRS Singlecut SE
Marshall JVM410h
Marshall 1960a 4x12
Line 6 Pod x3 Live
The closer the pickup is to the string, the more character it will have. However, the closer it gets, the less sustain and clarity you will have as the magnet starts interfering with the strings' movements.
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I was in a nu-metal band when I was 15. I hated the top 3 strings (G,B, and E). I wondered why guitars even had them.
Every pickup has its sweet spot. The spot with the right balance between what cds+stereo=life mentioned. Just gotta find it.
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