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Any tricks for elevating Tele neck p/u

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by uriah1, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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    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.

    thoughts?
     
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    SPUDCASTER Friend of Leo's

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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.:eek:
     
  3. Glen Smith

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    You need rubber tubing or springs beneath the pickup.
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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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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    H. Mac Friend of Leo's

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    Sponge rubber under the pickup and longer screws work for me.
     
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    There should be springs on those screws.
     
  8. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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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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    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

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    I prefer springs as tubing is usually unevenly cut and can lead to an imbalanced p/up.
     
  11. Glen Smith

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    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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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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    That is what I am thinking.
     
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