Pickup (LB-1) adjustments

Crazylay

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Hello again!

I know this is a question that is asked too much. And yes I use my ear to decide. But I'm just curious about how the Starfire v users setup their LB-1 PU's. They can be a bit muddy(maybe adjustment) and have more mids than other brands pu's is my experience..

How do you guys setup your LB-1 pickup?
Do you adjust the polepieces to radius or else?
And what pickup height do you use for best results?


Marco.
 
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Which pickup are you talking about, bridge or neck? Muddy as compared to what?
 

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Both pu's.

I've had different brands of semi-hollow/humbucker guitars. These lb-1 pu's just seem to have a bit more mids. But not in a bad way 🙃
 

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You can reduce midrange somewhat by lowering a pickup's polepieces while raising its overall height.

-Dave-
 

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Hmmm...mine sound very clear. No Mud but my luthier set it up and I don't recall him doing any adjustments to the pups.
 

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I adjusted the polepieces and height a little and the muddy sound is gone now.

The mid-range is not a bad thing.. I like it though, and the sound is clear. But when I compare it to previous HB's I had it just got a little bit more mids.
 

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I have my neck pick up quite low! I EQ the bass pretty low.
Bridge pickup pretty high, with a focus on mids and treble in the amp EQ.

I haven’t measured, it’s just an eyeball thing. Sorry.
 

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A solution is to set each pickup to the position that sounds best, then decide which sounds best. If you like the bridge best, go to the Guild shop and buy another bridge and install it in the neck position. Quite a few people have two neck pickups in their NS Guilds.
 
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