Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

P90 height adjustment?

Bill SoCal

Recommended Posts

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?

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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









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]

Edited by Versatile
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

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.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...