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    Just picked up a used Duncan Distortion from the local guitar shop. It did not come with the height adjustment screws and the ones in the Ibanez pickup is bigger than what would go in the DD.

    Can I head to Lowes/HD and pick up the appropriate sized screws and if so, what thread/size will I need? Or is this something Ill have to order from SD?
    1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
    Jackson Soloist 7 string
    ESP LTD M-400
    Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

  • #2
    Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

    I'd go to ACE.
    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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    • #3
      Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

      1-1/4" long, 3-48 thread.

      You probably won’t find size 3 screws in a hardware store, but you can get them at most guitar stores.


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      • #4
        Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

        Thanks fellas. Hopefully I can the screws and get the pickup installed
        1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
        Jackson Soloist 7 string
        ESP LTD M-400
        Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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        • #5
          Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

          If the guitar shop does not have them, try online STewmac etc.

          Or google your local Fastenal store. Trust me on this....
          Originally posted by Bad City
          He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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          • #6
            Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

            Stew Mac def has them, 1.12 for a set but like $10 for ahipping.

            Maybe a Fastenal nearby too.
            1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
            Jackson Soloist 7 string
            ESP LTD M-400
            Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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            • #7
              Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

              If you have Amazon Prime, here's a set for a little over $7 shipped, 2 day:

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              • #8
                Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                Could also just ask in the Trading Post/Good Karma thread here.

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                • #9
                  Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                  If this pickup has been used with bezels or pickguard, then they need the 3-48 screws. Some used pickups are drilled out to fit wood screws for mounting direct to body, in which case the threads might be too stripped or widened to use those. So look for any abnormal wear in the pickup screw holes before you order.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                    Definitely not drilled out, they came put of a PRS with rings, as I intend to mount them. The screws that are in the Ibanez are bigger than the holes in the DD. Looks like Sam Ash has them for $2 and some change and I have a Sam Ash local to me, so either today after I get out of work or at lunch Ill run over there and pick some up
                    1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                    Jackson Soloist 7 string
                    ESP LTD M-400
                    Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                      ACE Hardware.
                      Amps: EVH 5150 iii & old Laney cabs with Celestion Heritage Greenbacks. Guitars: 2014 Jackson USA RR1, 2010 Gibson Les Paul Custom, 1986 Charvel San Dimas, Warmoth Lefty Strats w/ Callaham bridge. Pedals: Strymon, Dunlop/MXR, ISP...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                        Found the screws at Sam Ash yesterday, was gonna attempt to put the pickup in myself, but not that confide,t yet, so getting it installed over the weekend.

                        Next question for future use, what would be good team up with it in the next.

                        Thinking Black Winter, Sentient or giving a Full Shred a chance.

                        FS has peaked my interest as of the recent posts about it and sounded pretty good from the few clips Ive heard, but also like the Sentient and BW.

                        Any other thoughts or ideas?
                        1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                        Jackson Soloist 7 string
                        ESP LTD M-400
                        Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                          All the pickups you mentioned are great neck pickups and would hold their own next to the Distortion bridge. That said, you might consider the proper Distortion Neck as well.

                          Is there a particular character or quality you want from the neck pickup?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                            Not really just something better than the muddy Ibby pickup thats already in the guitar. Ive looked at one or two samples of the Distortion neck pickup, Ill take another peak at them. I guess i could get one or two, whichever I dont care for in the guitar shelf for a future guitar experiment.
                            1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                            Jackson Soloist 7 string
                            ESP LTD M-400
                            Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pickup height adjustment screws

                              Got the Iceman back this afternoon and only got to spend about 30 mins with it, but that little but time, I can hear a huge improvement from the stock Ibby pickups. Will take some time to now tweak my amp eq, but thats part of the fun of a new pu or guitar.
                              1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                              Jackson Soloist 7 string
                              ESP LTD M-400
                              Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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