4001 pickup vs string alignment

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Re: 4001 pickup vs string alignment

Postby (wim) » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:48 am

cassius987 wrote:Am I the only one who thinks it probably will have zero effect on the sound to get the strings perfectly lined up with the pole pieces? I have never found that this matters much, on Rics or Fenders.

The volume can drop.
Rail type poles eliminate that
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Re: 4001 pickup vs string alignment

Postby (cassius987) » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:48 pm

wim wrote:
cassius987 wrote:Am I the only one who thinks it probably will have zero effect on the sound to get the strings perfectly lined up with the pole pieces? I have never found that this matters much, on Rics or Fenders.

The volume can drop.
Rail type poles eliminate that


I agree that it's possible. Just not likely. In the OP's case the E string is skewed toward the center which probably means it is getting covered very well by the pickup's magnetic field. If it were going the other direction I'd be more concerned.
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Re: 4001 pickup vs string alignment

Postby (JKoehler) » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:02 pm

The two flat head screws underneath the pickup that holds the base to the pickup can be loosened, that will allow you to slightly move the pickup at the base to align the magnets to the strings. My ‘75 4000 had the same issue.
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