Pickups

Pole piece hight / TV Jones VS Stock

1

I've noticed on the stock pickups they are very high, yet on my TV jones classics i've always seen them pictured low. I notice more twang out of the stock pickups than the Classics. Truth be told, i think i preffer the stock at certain times. I'm wondering what experiences others have had with pole height. Maybe i've been missing something after all this time?

2

TV Jones bridge pickups are taller so they don't need the pole pieces raised that much.

What matters is the space between the string and the pole piece.

I used TV's and Paul Setzer's info about pole piece adjustment as a guide line. The final height was determined by my ears.

3

I needed to jack my bridge down a smidge from recommended on my TV Classic Plus.

Their was a noticeable volume difference between the neck and bridge. What Ratrod said is correct. The HS Filtertrons are lower, so without shimming them, you need to crank those poles up a bit.

4

I put both my HS Filters (6122-58) and TV classics (SSLVO) approx at the height recommended by TV Jones. The only difference is the pole piece height since the 6122-58 has a wound 3rd string and the SSLVO doesn't.

Both guitars sound great - and quite different.


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