Plug in, jam along with a favorite CD, and try adjusting that pickup’s height up or down, using the height adjustment screws on either side of the pickup—not the pole pieces on the pickup itself. Bring the pickups closer to the strings if you have a very soft touch or if you want to compress your signal a bit with a slightly fuller, more midrangey tone. Then, adjust for pickup-to-pickup balance by fretting the 1st and 6th strings, individually, at the highest fret. FACTOR★★★★ It’s not too difficult on most electrics. Adjusting the height of each pickup also helps to balance the output between them. What’s involved? The neck angle is built into the guitar, and there is not much the average owner can do about it. First things first; strings. It should be the same as that of the corresponding open string. © Create the loop. Hammering your fret wire back in will only damage your guitar. Conversely, you can bring one pickup closer to the strings if you want that one to ”jump out.”. HOW TO DO IT If your frets and fretboard are severely filthy, begin with a little Windex to dissolve the worst dirt and grease. Again, the slots must be deepened. Once your guitar is tuned close to pitch, give each string a gentle tug along its entire length, including the section between the tuners and the nuts and between the bridge saddle and tailpiece. If your fret wiring is protruding from the end, you will need to file it down. Once your guitar is setup with a good set of strings, you need to tune each string to the correct pitch. //