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deepwood
Junior
Username: deepwood

Post Number: 15
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

Many thanks to all who have helped someone else! My beautiful Alembic MXY pups seem to be missing their springs to allow for pup adjustment...

The bass has performed beautifully (I am the third owner) until a few nights ago, when a strange buzzing began during soundcheck. I looked down to find the neck pup magnetically affixed to the low E. Tragedy averted with a turn of the phillips, but that is when I found out about my lack of pup adjustment. My Rogue 5 adjusts perfectly.

Help amazing forum folks! You've bailed me out before. This is small potatoes for your brain trust.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5368
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

Most Alembic pickups don't use springs. If you pickup has 4 screw holes (one at each corner), it mounts and adjusts without springs. Two of the screws, catercorner from each other go under the pickup. Then the pickup is placed in the cavity, on top of the first two screws, and the remaining two screws then go through the other two catercorner holes. To adjust, you first loosen the two screws on top. Then, placing your skinny screwdriver through the other two holes, you adjust the two screws under the pickup to obtain the desired pickup height. Finally, you tighten the top two screws to lock down the pickup.

If your pickups only have two screw holes, one on each side, never mind.

Bill, tgo
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 889
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

Like on this photo

http://alembic.com/club/messages/394/149027.html?1359582544

(note: the alternated "missing" screws are really below PU)
deepwood
Junior
Username: deepwood

Post Number: 17
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 8:15 pm:   Edit Post

Apologies on the delayed post. Once again, thanks Team Alembic. I went back to the Rogue 5 and realized that, as mentioned, I was way off... The Rogue 4 is back to her usual beautiful self. I love my bass.

1996 Alembic Rogue 4  (Vermillion Top, Maple Accent, Walnut Body): Pure Tone!
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 897
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:35 am:   Edit Post

We loved your bass, too. Glad to know it is fully working again

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