I just got an ASAT Special Tribute off Reverb. When it came in I went off to try it out and the bass was way too boomy. Then I cranked the neck poop as far down as the screws would go, which helped. Next I'm trying to get a nice difference between the neck and middle settings. Now for comparison I am using my Peavey Reactor which has a nice set of Cavalier dual tapped poops. The neck on this guitar is (I guess) typical Tele neck with almost no inherent brightness. When I switch the Raptor to middle position I get a really nice sound with warm bass, scooped mids, and clear highs. On the ASAT on the other hand, the neck poop is already quite bright, and the effect of going to the middle setting is more subtle. I raised the bass side of the neck poop until it started to get out of control, then I took it down half a turn. Well, I could keep doing this for a long time but without a strategy I think it's going to get frustrating. The other thing I noticed is that the difference between neck only and middle seems to depend a lot on the settings of my modeler. The only thing that makes sense there is some settings may already scoop out a lot of mids and so the difference is not so noticeable. I also attempted to turn some of the individual pole pieces with an Allen wrench and they seemed pretty hard to turn, so I gave up. I think one approach might be to record something into a looper and then do the height adjustments in real time so I can instantly determine "getting better" vs. "getting worse". Thoughts?