I've messed around with this for decades. How high to set the polepieces on humbuckers? Lately due to lots of experimenting with a couple of axes I'm now convinced that the best "guitaristic" sound is achieved with the polepieces raised up well above the chrome cover, or bobbin if you've ditched the cover, and the PU screwed down lower than "normal". This is not what was intended by S. Lover et al I suppose, as all humbucker guitars come stock with those polepieces flush with the cover. Just wondering what others thought.