i have brought a fener hot alcino 3 pick for my telecaster to mount in the neck position. its second hand and it came with its orginal rubber stoppers.

when i mounted them to my brige the pick up dosent seem close enough to the strings. i have screwed them quite toght in an attempt to bring them closer but not sufficiantly.
I would like to know if i have ruined the stoppers or if i should have cut them. if so how long they should be or if now im better going back to the springs from my guitars orignal pickup. thank you.
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squire telecaster
Dean '79 V classic white.
Ibanez 370DX with Irongear hammerhead in bridge
spider line 2 112w amp

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For some reason Tele's use the rubber instead of the springs. Not sure why. If you need the pick up higher cut 'em. Its just rubber. Do whatever is necessary to make it to your liking.