Optimum distance between pickups and strings

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by Addy Pant, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    I own a Givson Blue Diamond and would like to know the proper distance between pickups and strings so as to get the best tone. I heard heard that putting very good pickups on a bad guitar (like mine) damages the pickups. Is this true?
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    depends on the pickups, for example the alnico's or ceramics should be no closer than 1/4" ... otherwise the guitar starts to make funny sounds and pickups lots of unwanted harmonics and feedback ..
    just experiment and see what suits your guitar the most
  3. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    My pickups are the default ones that come with the Givsons.
  4. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    tone is a subjective matter..so vary tge height till u
    get the tone u llike most
  5. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    and the feel of thr guitar changes with action too - so make sure that ur comforatble playing and it soudsn good - ther is a trade off between tone and playability -so find the action with which ur most comfortable...

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