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G-5622t Super Hilotron pickup height?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by gypsyseven, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Gretschie

    432
    Aug 23, 2013
    Germany
    Hi folks,

    i‘m more than just satisfied with my 5622t, but I still wonder where‘s the sweet spot of these pickups for other players...
    Anyone out there who‘d like to share measurements?;)
     
  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Super Hilotrons are the first pickups I've ever owned where the the heights of the of individual pole pieces are just as important, if not more so, than the overall height.
    There aren't any surefire settings that work all the time for any pickup in my experience, you need to use your ears. For the Supers, I approached setting the height the same way I did on my Strats: lower them down a lot, and bring them up a bit at a time until it either warbles or starts to sound harsh. Back it off a bit from there. Then balance it side-to-side to get the E strings at the same volume. Then, adjust the individual pole pieces until they're all balanced. If you use non-wound G string sets, the lowest pole will likely be the G, and the wound strings higher than nonwound.
     
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  3. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Gretschie

    432
    Aug 23, 2013
    Germany
    Thanks mate!
     
  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Kein Problem!
     
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  5. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Gretschie

    432
    Aug 23, 2013
    Germany
    Anyway, could you measure the distance of the pickups to strings for me;)
     
  6. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Gretschie

    432
    Aug 23, 2013
    Germany
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Don't have one but i gotta say, i tried this out yesterday at GC and was very impressed. These are great pickups! Screenshot_2018-09-08-09-33-08-1.png
     
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  8. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    They sound so sweet through a Brain.
    The bridge, neck, mid?
     
  9. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Gretschie

    432
    Aug 23, 2013
    Germany
    As it got only a neck and bridge pickup, I would be thankful for those two;)