How close to strings should bass pickups be?


How close to strings should bass pickups be?

Fender recommends 2mm space between the underside of the string and the polepiece for the treble- and 2.8mm space for the bass side for J- and P-basses.

Why are P bass pickups staggered?

The answer: because it balances the output across the strings. OK, well, what does that mean? It simply means that staggered polepieces help bring the volume of each individual string into balance so that one string or a couple strings aren’t disproportionally loud compared to the other strings.

How to adjust pickup height on a bass guitar?

Set of automotive feeler gauges (.002-.025) (0.05–1 mm)

  • 6″ (150 mm) ruler (with 1/32″ and 1/64″ increments) (0.5 mm increments)
  • Light machine oil (3-in-1,toy locomotive or gun oil)
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Electronic tuner
  • Wire cutters
  • Peg winder
  • Polish and cloth
  • How do I adjust guitar pickup height?

    When adjusting pickup height, be sure that your setting are turned halfway to their normal positions. This includes the knobs on your guitar, both tone and volume. This will make it so that you are able to hear more of the pickups natural sound. Adjust your pickups in tiny increments.

    How to set guitar pickup height?

    Reference Points. The first step to take is to take some reference measurements.

  • Start Adjustments. If you aren’t already plugged into the amp you’ve set up at your bench,you will need to do so.
  • Test The Results. Test the sound by playing each string open.
  • How to adjust the string and pickup height?

    Loosen all the strings

  • Raise the action of all the strings up. The point here is to raise the action too high on purpose to begin with,then gradually lower it down to
  • Re-tune the guitar to whatever tuning you usually use.
  • Check the guitar for fret buzz.