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Lindy Fralin on how to set pickup height

Issue 208 January 16, 2014

Lindy Fralin, of Lindy Fralin Pickups, shows how he sets pickup heights. Lindy shows it's not about measuring, it's about listening. Recorded at last summer's Northwoods Seminar in Michigan.
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About the guitar in this video: Lindy's Strat is outfitted with his Split-Blade pickups, fully humbucking replacements for traditional single-coils.

Extra video: StewMac went to the Northwoods Seminar, an intense week of workshops at Galloup Guitars in Michigan. Over a dozen great luthiers gave workshops, and also gave us great Trade Secrets. This short video gives a feel of the 2013 Northwoods Seminar.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkGood starting points for bass and treble side
  • checkmarkStart with the pickup you use most
  • checkmarkBalancing bridge/neck/middle pickups
  • checkmarkWarning: Keep magnets away from your pickups!