#1
i have a strat loaded with EMG-SAs
and i was wondering
what is the basic height of the pickups i should try
because the height i have them at now sounds a little muddy
Gear:
Fender MIA Strat w/EMG SA's
Fender Super 60
Boss RT-20 Rotary Sim
Ibanez AD-9 Analog Delay
EHX Big Muff

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#2
then lower them
too high pups = muddy tone
too low pups = volume loss
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#3
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
then lower them
too high pups = muddy tone
too low pups = volume loss


i know that
but i was wondering the actual height
like in a measurement
Gear:
Fender MIA Strat w/EMG SA's
Fender Super 60
Boss RT-20 Rotary Sim
Ibanez AD-9 Analog Delay
EHX Big Muff

"Doctor Kindly Tell Your Wife
That I'm Alive, Flowers Thrive
Realise, Realise, Realise"
#4
just lower them in small increments until you get a sound you like...
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Bugera V-5
#5
Quote by enemy120
i know that
but i was wondering the actual height
like in a measurement

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#6
Also, you'll probably notice a loss of sustain with the pickups too high. I generally tend to keep mine as high as possible without getting muddy, and then use a compressor to help with sustain when necessary.
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#7
This is from my old David Gilmour EMG set btw. Rang a bell...

5) EMG Active Pickups have very little magnetism
compared to passive pickups. We recommend
you adjust the pickups as close to the strings as
possible. Sustain and string movement will not be
inhibited by close adjustment.