#1
hey guys
im using my epi les paul standard (with the humbuckers that have the screw heads out)
and i tried increasing the height of the pickups a bit
but now when i play some notes (especially the notes from the 17-22nd frets) i hear something like 2 tones at the same time
could this be becuz the screws are hitting the strings?
any ideas how to fix this?

also, is it bad to use those screws as frets? (to hit a high F on the e string?)
#2
Uhm, sometimes that happens because of string gauge.

Like, if you tune a little lower, the strings get lax and they hit the frets.

But, I have never heard of a pickup screw doing that.
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#4
just raise the action a little bit. on either side of the bridge there will be a screw that you twist to make it raise.
#5
Lower your pickups back down.

When some pickups (usually single coils) are too close to the strings they create false harmonics which is what your hearing.
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hey guys
im using my epi les paul standard (with the humbuckers that have the screw heads out)
and i tried increasing the height of the pickups a bit
but now when i play some notes (especially the notes from the 17-22nd frets) i hear something like 2 tones at the same time
could this be becuz the screws are hitting the strings?
any ideas how to fix this?

also, is it bad to use those screws as frets? (to hit a high F on the e string?)


No, it's because the pickups are to close to the strings, it's called "stratitis" or "wold tones" - basically the pickup is so close to the string that the magnetig field is interfering with the string vibration, causing it to vibrate in and out of phase and giving you those unwanted overtones. All you can do is lower the pickups back down.
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