Jump to content

Pickup Height


Recommended Posts

I just lowered the strings on a Greg Bennett Torino giving it a much needed lighter action. The tone and amplification was softened more than expected. I have not adjusted the pickup heights and have no guide lines for doing so. Any suggestions?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just my 2 cents worth. My brother had same problem. Try lowering the pickup to about the same measurement as the level the strings came down. You may have to do a bit of playing around to get it right. If the strings are too close to the pole pieces, you actually reduce the amount of vibration in the string, thus volume and tone levels suffer. My brother had the same problem and just taking the pickup down slightly made a great difference to the volume level.

I'm no expert (Yet ) Hope this helps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...