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Old December 28th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any tricks for elevating Tele neck p/u

As you realize, most tele neck p/u have those long 1-way thread screws.
no rubber placer, like strats, that as you screw down, p.u goes up.

As I screw down p/u goes down..as I screw up, screw comes out....
I tried a matchbook under it...that helps...but only last a little while..
until it is useless.

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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Longer screws and longer rubber tubing or springs.

Assuming this pickup is mounted to the pickguard like a Strat?


If it's standard mounted, again longer screws. Becareful if you lower the pickup. You don't want the longer screws going through the back of the guitar.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You need rubber tubing or springs beneath the pickup.
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Dont think so...nothing sticks through..you have to remove black guard to get at neck vintage pu
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Sponge rubber under the pickup and longer screws work for me.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There should be springs on those screws.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is a mid 80' 52 ri.....maybe they did not think about it...the screws are pointy
and go right into wood block..skinny screw too...where would you put rubber...
there are no springs like a strat on the neck..
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I used surgical tubing on mine.
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I prefer springs as tubing is usually unevenly cut and can lead to an imbalanced p/up.
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Insert the wood screws through the holes in the pickup legs. Then, slip on the surgical tubing. Then, screw into the wood. The surgical tubing will tend to push up on the pickup legs. To lower the pickup, screw in. To raise, unscrew.
You can substitute springs for the surgical tubing.
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any pickup can only be raised up as high as the bobbin/cover height will allow. with a tele neck pup that's screwed to the body, the process is different that if the pup was pickguard or ring mounted. either increase the height tubing/springs or remove them and replace with a thick bed of pickup neoprene rubber - trim down the rubber as need be if it's too thick.
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any pickup can only be raised up as high as the bobbin/cover height will allow. with a tele neck pup that's screwed to the body, the process is different that if the pup was pickguard or ring mounted. either increase the height tubing/springs or remove them and replace with a thick bed of pickup neoprene rubber - trim down the rubber as need be if it's too thick.
That is what I am thinking.
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