I'm becoming a beliver in this. Most of my guitars are set up with the pickups on the low side- there are many respected technicians who warn about raising pickups too high and "magnetically interfering with the natual vibration of the string".
The SG I just got had the bridge pickup set very high- almost touching the strings! With light pick attack it sings crystal clear, when I dig in more it gets some hair and will get a wonderful growl if provoked.
I'm going to be doing a lot more playing around with my other guitars looking for that sweet spot. They put adjusting screws on them for a reason. Just measure where you are to start so you can go back if you're not happy.
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Last show: 3/19/95 (Unbroken Chain breakout)
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