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Can I get THIS online in Europe?

Those $12 brass gadgets will cost me around $60 to import to Denmark

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My first thought would be, why do you need these? Pickup height should be adjusted to sound best to your ear, no guage will tell you when the guitar sounds best.

If you do want brass, just buy some brass rod from a model shop if you have one locally, or on ebay.

Personally, one of these fits 90% of my setup needs:

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I put them so high, that they touch the strings, when playing. Then turn the screws until the strings do not hit the pickups any more. Simple as that.

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Ok, few more words. My hard playing and style overall differs from yours. Because of that your pickup height is different than mine. If you need to adjust the balance between the pickups, height adjustment is your friend, too.

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4 hours ago, John Cribbin said:

Personally, one of these fits 90% of my setup needs:

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Me too.  Use this as a guide and then adjust to taste.

String action gauges like these are really useful!

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3 hours ago, isteen said:

What do you use for the pickups then?

These days, eyes and ears. In the past a HSS bit worked fine to measure clearances.

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I just use auto feeler gauges can get them cheap on ebay etc 

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I just set mine high and then adjust down until I can't hear the effect of the magnets on the strings at the highest frests.

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