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Username: dnostrand

Post Number: 5
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post

I was wondering if Mica, or anyone else, knew the default pickup height done at the factory. I have a 2006 Further and have been adjusting, but want to get back to "ground zero" and start again.
Username: jx2638

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post

Was wondering if you heard back on this? I just bought a 2005 Tribute and find the middle and bridge humbuckers to be real high. Any suggestions on distance from strings?
Thanks so much.
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2951
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post


Welcome to the club and congrats on the new Tribute. Here's a little info that might help: First of all, the Tribute doesn't have "humbuckers" per se. Alembic doesn't make humbuckers. The pickups on your Tribute, both the "humbucker" shaped ones, and the "single coil" shaped neck pickup are actually "humcancelling" pickups. They are composed of a single coil pickup stacked over a dummy coil (no magnet in the middle.) Alembic also makes single coil pickups, but these are found only on Series instruments. As for pickup height, there is no right and wrong answer - it as all a matter of taste. Most people find the gain adjustment to be more critical than pickup height. The gain for each pickup can be adjusted individually by the little blue and white trimpots inside the electronics cavity. A little turn can make a big difference, so I suggest adjusting the gain in small increments. Enjoy your Tribute. I have a custom Further (10/07 Custom of the Month in the archive).

Bill, the guitar one

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