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cobretti86

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HolyDiver+Irish Tour pickup height
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:32:03 PM »
a HSS strat with HD humbucker and two irish tour single coils. thought it sounded kinda off after getting it back from the guy that installed the pickups.... seems to me like they're way too low. wilkinson vs-100 trem. so what do you recommend for heights on a strat. 2-3mm on the bucker? what about the single coils? right now, and i havent measure yet, looks more like 7-10mm....sounds like trash IMHO. need to make some adjustments later tonight!
« Last Edit: March 23, 2020, 07:43:11 PM by cobretti86 »
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Re: HolyDiver+Irish Tour pickup height
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 08:12:21 PM »
a HSS strat with HD humbucker and two irish tour single coils. thought it sounded kinda off after getting it back from the guy that installed the pickups.... seems to me like they're way too low. wilkinson vs-100 trem. so what do you recommend for heights on a strat. 2-3mm on the bucker? what about the single coils? right now, and i havent measure yet, looks more like 7-10mm....sounds like trash IMHO. need to make some adjustments later tonight!

Might be way too low. Start with 2-3 mm indeed with the string pressed on the last fret. I have a Crawler + Irish Tour set and it sounds excellent. Scatterwound pickups are quite sensitive for the right height, It might take some fiddling to find the sweet spot.
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Re: HolyDiver+Irish Tour pickup height
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 09:27:07 PM »
Holy Diver usually sounds best as close as possible
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