Contents07. Guitar Pickup Adjustments: How To Adjust Pickup Height And Adjust Pole Pieces On Your Guitar Pickups 08. Why Should I Change/Not Change My Pickups? 09. Pickup Reviews 10. Credits And Thanks
7. Guitar Pickup Adjustments: How To Adjust Pickup Height and Adjust Pole Pieces on Your Guitar PickupsPickup Adjustments are usually a quick way to get a little or a lot more pickup tone out of your guitar. You're probably visiting this web page because your guitar tone is not hot enough or what is should be. Guitar Pickup Adjustments are usually a quick way to get more tone or hotness out of your pickups. One word of caution is not to overdue the pickup adjustment. Sometimes if you over adjust pickup height or poles pieces this can affect the intonation and tonality of your guitar. Basically, you will know if you over adjust due to the sound of your guitar for the most part. You would hear an out of phase type sound. Always remember to unplug your guitar from your amplifier before making any adjustment to guitar electronics.
8. Why Should I Change/Not Change My Pickups?This is a toughie, you are probably changing them to try to get yourself a better/new tone. Stop Right There Gomez!! You can get a better tone by doing little things to your guitar and other gear before you shell out ?40-?200 on a new pickup. Try these first if you are still not satisfied then get the new pickup. Another reason many people change them is because they cheap guitar eg Squier Strat and want to make it better this is a double edged sword because, the problem with this is that no matter what you do the Squier will never be made of good tone wood and therefore will always sound not quite as good as the pickups are capable of being. However if you still wish to do this remember that you can always take the pickups out and put them into another guitar at a later date EG Tex-Mex into a Squier and then a Fender. The main reason to change your pickups it to quite simply change the tone. For example you have a Strat and want a humbucker sound so you put in an SD hot/cool rails. But there are other things you can do like getting hand wound or scatter wound pups that sound better. The other main reason I find people changing pickups is to get closer to the tone of another player. An excellent example of this is that soon after Dimebag (rip) died many people were fitting Dimebuckers to get closer to his tone. The best way to decide what you want from your guitar/pickups it to get your ass out there and play lots of different guitars decide what you want and then aim for that when buying a replacement pickup.
9. Pickup Reviews
10. Credits And ThanksA huge thanks to all those who submitted reviews or gave me web site addresses. The reviewers were: