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  • #16
    Well it doesn't matter anyway. I finally removed one of the screw poles and replaced it with one from the set I bought. Immediately, I could tell something wasn't right. The screw was wayyyyy too easy to screw in compared to how hard it was to remove the stock screw.

    It seems that the aftermarket screws were just a hair too small. I confirmed this upon reinstallation of the stock screw. There was much more friction. So those aftermarket screws aren't the correct size.
    JC
    -2023 Indio 66SB DLX Plus - Goldtop w/ P90s
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Wound_Up View Post
      Well it doesn't matter anyway. I finally removed one of the screw poles and replaced it with one from the set I bought. Immediately, I could tell something wasn't right. The screw was wayyyyy too easy to screw in compared to how hard it was to remove the stock screw.

      It seems that the aftermarket screws were just a hair too small. I confirmed this upon reinstallation of the stock screw. There was much more friction. So those aftermarket screws aren't the correct size.
      Silicone plumbing tape around screws is your friend in such cases. It doesn't look nice but works well with P90 or humbuckers whose screw poles are not threaded in the baseplate, as they were in the past. I've even found plumbing tape in cheap stock Chinese pickups... Oh, and it avoids squealing due to mechanical vibrations, too.

      As a footnote: was experimenting the past days with short VS long screw poles. Have mounted long poles in a bridge PU under the low strings and under high strings in the neck PU and conversely for short poles... The neck unit got less muddy and the bridge one became bassier... a bit too much, TBH. So the set ended with short screw poles under each string in neck position only. Cured the muddy low mids problem in this case. Not an original solution (it has been often evoked here or elsewhere) but remains efficient enough to justify this testimonial. ;-)
      Duncan user since the 80's...

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