#1
I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on PUP height in relation to the strings. I recently put some Hot Gold Lace Sensors in my strat, and was wondering how the distance from the strings changes the sound, and what the recommended distance is.

Thanks.
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#2
Generally:
As close as possible without interfering with the string vibrations or without sounding too muddy.
#3
Cool, thanks.
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#4
Closer to the strings the 'more' it will pickup; a little louder.. So adjust it it so that it sounds right through your setup and equal to the other pickups.
#5
If you have the pups too high then the magnetic field will result in less sustain. I generally have my pickups really low for this reason.
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#6
Thanks, I adjusted them higher to the strings and am getting the sounds I expected to hear for the money, which also led to a happier wife, who wanted to make sure money went to good use.

Thanks for the input.
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#7
Start by fretting the strings at the highest possible fret, then move each pickup about 3/16" below the bottom of the string. Move up or down by preference after that, but any closer than 1/8" is usually to close.
#8
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If you have the pups too high then the magnetic field will result in less sustain. I generally have my pickups really low for this reason.


Really low? are you using fridge magnets?