keenan
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Join date: Jun 2005
130 IQ
#1
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
ss311
Bertrand Russell
Join date: Jul 2005
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#2
i tightened my Bs but do it slowly. the B raises/lowers them. try tightening A and C gently
ss311
Bertrand Russell
Join date: Jul 2005
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#4
DONT DO THE Cs! i just did. not pretty
nick1844
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Join date: Jul 2005
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#5
what happened?
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T-Rextasy
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Join date: May 2005
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#6
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
T-Rextasy
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Join date: May 2005
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#7
oh yeah, depress your string on the last fret when measuring between the string and pickup
Funky P
Sonic Boom
Join date: Oct 2004
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#8
Being mounted on rings THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE loose, dont bother messing around with stuff
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rds0811
Lefty
Join date: Nov 2004
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#11
I have the same sort of pickup layout and they do move a bit if you push on them.
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