#1
I have an LTD EC-1000, so it has an EMG 60 in the neck. I can press down on the bridge side of the neck pickup and it goes down into the hole. It still sounds fine but I'm wondering if there is something I can do to fix it or if I should just take it to the shop...

Here's some pics of what I'm talking about b/c I can't explain it too well:





When doing palm muted power chords or galloping, I tend to hit the neck pickup, so I think this is how it happened. Altough I can't imagine I've ever hit it so hard to break something internally...

#2
take it to a shop mate,you wouldnt want anything else to happen to it would you? lol
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I think you should take it into a shop too. =\

What's £30 to get a £700 guitar fixed?
#6
My fellow esp/td ec-1000 brotheren! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!? Haha, just kidding. Take it to the shop and get it fixed up, it'll all be worth it as Dobzilla said.
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is it affecting your sound in any way?


Not that I have noticed, which is why I put it off initially. I've lowered it as far as it can go while still maintaining good sound to avoid hitting it directly. I think after constantly trying to do the disposable heroes riff it just had enough lol. At least I can finally do that freakin riff...
#8
Actually, I remember my guitar having the pups as you have. The neck pick-up did that, I don't think there's anything wrong with your guitar, man.
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Quote by Jinskee
My fellow esp/td ec-1000 brotheren! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!? Haha, just kidding. Take it to the shop and get it fixed up, it'll all be worth it as Dobzilla said.


Mmm, yeah probably get some staplocks while I'm there hehe. And maybe try out their 07 ESP's if they got any...
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Quote by Jinskee
Actually, I remember my guitar having the pups as you have. The neck pick-up did that, I don't think there's anything wrong with your guitar, man.


I was kinda thinking that too. Like maybe they designed it that way b/c they knew fools like me would be whacking it with the pick constantly, guess I'll find out soon enough.
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yeah the 60 in my les paul does that aswell but i strum in the middle anyway so the whole hitting the pickup thing isnt an issue for me
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What?The pickup isn't supposed to move?uh oh....
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^Actually, aren't they? Just press on your pick ups and whabam, they move...well, they slant.
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#14
Its normal, since there are only 2 springs supporting the pickups on each center. A way to resolve this is to get a longer/firmer/stiffer spring so that it'd be tight.
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Its normal, since there are only 2 springs supporting the pickups on each center. A way to resolve this is to get a longer/firmer/stiffer spring so that it'd be tight.


What doesn't make sense is that it only tilts on one side, and that my bridge pickup doesn't budge at all. I get what you're saying though with the springs and the way they are mounted.
#16
If you're too concern (which you shouldnt...) you can do is open up the pickup ring and stuff sponges inside so that it wont move anymore. Personally i dont give a crap as long as the tone is ok and my playing is good.
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Quote by madpickin03
If you're too concern (which you shouldnt...) you can do is open up the pickup ring and stuff sponges inside so that it wont move anymore. Personally i dont give a crap as long as the tone is ok and my playing is good.


true... thanks for the help.
#18
It's not a bit deal at all. The pickup is just being supported by two springs so it can bend if you push them.

My guitar does that too and it's no big deal.
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#19
I can push my emg's down a bit to. It doesn't bother me they still sound amazing.
#20
Your pickup case springs are probably broken or something. A new pickup case is like $5 and if you can find the springs alone it would be just pennies
#21
Well...
I would take it into a shop just so something worse can happen!
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#22
Why can't you just initially lower the pickup and turn up the pickup volume?
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