- Feb 20, 2013
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You have a bigger effect when they change the supplier of the springs and screws used to mount the pickups.
I don't know why no one ever talks about those springs. When you raise and lower the pickups, you not only change the string/pickup distance, you also change the tension that the pickup "floats" in the ring.
This "spring float" and "screw harmonics" (and their affect on vibration) is a bigger factor in "tone" than fretboard choice, tuner weight, pickguard on/off, fretwire type, glue choice, tenon length......