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SG standard pickups : foam adjustment.

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I have a 2019 SG Standard , as like most standards the pickups are not level with guitar strings alignment. I have foam about  half inch thicknesses to put  on under pickups on one side so as to level out pickups  so they are level with strings . Has anyone done this before , and did it make any difference if at all.   I know Angus Young uses standards....I wonder if his guitar tech levelled out his pickups  so as to get optimum performance from his SGs......


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I have done this to my SG not only to level out the pickups but also to reduce microphonic feedback from the unpotted pickups in my guitar. Works like a charm. The guitar looks and sounds better.


The problem with this idea is that foams are usually not stable materials. They tend to disintegrate over time and leave a mess inside the guitar or item. It would be prudent to replace the foam every few years to avoid these problems 

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