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kadhimj
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:59 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have an older ('92) M22sd. When setting the pickup height, it's always been a balancing act between getting the output I like and reducing the shrill high end. Last night I tried something different:

I set all the pole pieces low. A millimeter or two into the pickup bobbin. Then raised the entire pickup for the output I like. This seems to have tamed the high end a bit while giving me the full powerful output of the pickup. I still have some tweaking to do, but I think I'm on to something here.

Anyone ever tried this? How are the pole pieces set on your M22SD?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:39 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have not tried that but it's a good idea. I have a ToneStyler tone pot in my Carvin that slices off treble if I want.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, I found an even more sure fire solution...swap out the M22SD for a C22B! I'm not sure if my taste has changed or if I messed up this M22 pickup (I had to super glue it back together at one point), but I really like the C22B more. Cheers! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:12 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad you like the C22B . I did not bond with the C22B and continue to love the M22SD. We are both happy!

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:09 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I like 'em both.

I do find that the M22SD needs the right guitar to make it shine though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:51 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

M22SD was my main pickup for almost 20 years before mine fell apart! I've had this C22B sitting on a shelf for over 10 years and only remembered I didn't like it when I first got it. I must be getting old! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:53 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have an M22SD from 1982. It is VERY mid-heavy compared to my 1986 and later ones.

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

The SD to me is something you are either into or not. Whenever I play 1 of my SD equipped Carvins, after a while the high end of it starts grating on me.
I keep it as-is in my original '85 V220, and in my '92 DC400, I lowered it just a bit and roll the vol back a hair more than usual, all done "to taste". I basically try to get it into M22T territory. But its not 100% there, and not 100% M22SD either anymore. That's kinda why I haven't replied here before. I felt the best solution really was some other p/up. But glad you found what works. (Try an M22T sometime. Wink )

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I agree with all of you. I love the M22SD in the right guitar and the C22B in certain guitars as well. Sometimes even different days change my mind. It`s like the SD JB. I love that pickup in most guitars, but once in a while I get a bummer.

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