#1
Hey fellow musicians.

I have a Gibson Melody Maker and i was trying to adjust the humbucker and the two springs came out. I tried to put them back but the guitar doesn't sound correct as i put in my new Ernie Ball strings.

I put the springs on the two screws and i used a screw driver to tighten them making the springs appear at the top becuase of the force. Is this correct? My guitar doesn't sound any good.

Please help. All comments are much appreciated.


I have included an image of how i tried to assemble the springs back in place on Paint. Here it is:

http://img403.imageshack.us/my.php?image=humbuckerlg4.png
#2
if there's no pickup ring the spring should be under the pickup
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#3
2 things will change the sound:

new strings
humbuckers are incorrect height.

have a look on google for some advice on changing pickup height
http://sheepshape.co.uk

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#4
Quote by ValoRhoads
if there's no pickup ring the spring should be under the pickup


no it shouldnt, otherwise it just wouldnt be doing anything.
http://sheepshape.co.uk

Gretsch White Falcon

Fender Volume-Tone
TC Electronic Polytune
Digitech Whammy
Vox V847-A
Ibanez TS9
Menatone Red Snapper
Marshall EH1
Boss DD7
Boss CE5
GLX NG100
EHX Cathedral
Vox AC15CC1
George L's
EBow
#6
Wait you have the spring above the pickup ring? It should be below it like this..



See the springs between the pickup mounting legs and pickup ring?
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#8
Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
no it shouldnt, otherwise it just wouldnt be doing anything.


if the screws are mounted to the body and the spring is on top of the pickup, the action of the spring would pin the pickup to the body and you couldn't change it
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