Guitarsite Forums Guitar Discussion Guitar bridge pickup is up higher?

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    gofofgreen79
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    I have an SG(yes I bought the one in my other post)with Alnico pickups and the bridge pickup is up higher than the neck one. Is that normal?

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      MichaelC
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      As it is raised and output increases, it can also start sounding brittle or harsh depending on the pick-up and guitar.

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      lee_UK
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      It’s a matter of taste, by raising the bridge pickup it increases the output of that pickup, so you can always cut in the mix when you play a solo.
      There is no right or wrong when it comes to pickup heights, obviously too low and you will lose volume, also too high and you can cause intonation/tuning problems, some Strat (single coil) pickups have staggered pole peices to individualy increase the output on a string.

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