Reader Question: Strat Bridges and Claw Mounting Screws

Don’t concern yourself too much with claw mounting screws. Set them so that your string tension feels right, and then you can pretty much leave them alone.

Mark Writes:

Can you please tell me the what’s and hows of the screws on the tail of the bridge? That is, when you’re putting a screw in and the thread of the screw is facing the neck and the head of the guitar, and the head of the screw is facing the rear of the body. I have some adjusting to make with the action and need to adjust each string to the curvature of the neck. I have a pretty clear understanding of how to do this, but have not yet gotten the idea of the screws mentioned.  Continue reading “Reader Question: Strat Bridges and Claw Mounting Screws”

Reader Question: Why is My Classic 57 Humbucker Thin and Humming?

Gibson Classic 57 humbuckerMost likely, you have the “hot” and “ground” wires backwards.

Sven Writes:

I have a Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker, which has a really high output of 9K!! and it’s NOT an classic+, which I know. I installed it by itself in the bridge position, with the selector on treble, and it sounds thin, very quiet, and is humming slightly. What could be wrong?
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