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P90 height adjustment?

#1 User is offline   Bill SoCal 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

I have a brand new Les Paul special with P90s. I wanted to play around with the height adjustment from where it was when I received it. Tightening the 2 screws downward seem to lower the pickup, but when I loosen the screws it doesn't seem to raise it. The screws only raise higher above the plastic cover? Is something wrong here or am I doing it wrong?
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:47 AM

Hi and welcome to the forums....[thumbup]

2 main types of P90 in general use.....

'Dog Ear' which look uncannily like Dog Ears.....usually screwed in to the guitar top and only adjustable by individual pole piece

'Soap Bar' which look uncannily like bars of soap....usually mounted in a screw adjustable mount slightly deeper in the guitar top

Perhaps check with your vendor or take to a shop for advice if unsure

Enjoy.....

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PS Looking at the Gibson site at '57 Reissue LP Special....soapbar P90's are fitted and should have adjustment both up and down assuming there is enough available height either way...….[thumbup]

This post has been edited by Versatile: 02 February 2019 - 05:56 AM

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#3 User is offline   gnappi 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:44 AM

The "Dog ear" pups can be (not easily) adjusted for height as there are spacers now available for them in various (.062 .100 .125 .187 .225 maybe more) thickness / heights. It's a PITA but worth it if dogear pups are too low for you.


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#4 User is offline   Bill SoCal 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:43 PM

View Postgnappi, on 26 February 2019 - 08:44 AM, said:

The "Dog ear" pups can be (not easily) adjusted for height as there are spacers now available for them in various (.062 .100 .125 .187 .225 maybe more) thickness / heights. It's a PITA but worth it if dogear pups are too low for you.


Mine are soap bar, not dog eared.
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#5 User is offline   Johnny 6 String 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:22 PM

View PostBill SoCal, on 26 February 2019 - 12:43 PM, said:

Mine are soap bar, not dog eared.


Hey Bill;

I've used foam (weather stripping) under the p90 to help give it some lift, its soft enough to compress to lower the pick up without jamming things up.

Hope that helps.

Johnny
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