- Dec 8, 2009
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Well not necessarily you, but in my experience you can get a pretty wide range of tones out of the same pickup by making slight adjustments in height and pole pieces, not to mention changing potentiometer or capacitor values. Often the tones are there, they just need to be unlocked.On one of my LPs, 2016 WIne Red Standard HP, I have the stock BB Pros. I was reasonably unsatisfied with them. Prior to swapping them out, I took them to a well known locial luthier to have a full setup. When I showed back up to pick it up, I found him in the back, at his bench, with a little crowd of musicians all ooh'ing and ahh'ing over my guitar. he was getting the tones I had been looking for. Turns out it is not the pickups at all--apparently it is ME!