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    What would be the distance between string and top of the neck pickup on my Charvel Model 6? I don't care about balancing the volume with the bridge pickup so much as getting the sweetest, most sustaining tone out of the neck.
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    Raise it and lower it until it sounds best to you?
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    I knew someone was going to say that .
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    Well, if you don't want volume balance with the bridge pickup, then that's basically what you're gonna have to do. Plus, what sounds best to you may not for me or someone else.
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    Fair enough. To be honest, it sounds pretty damned nice already.
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    Also remember that action height will make a difference. That's why it's hard to give an exact number for PUP height...

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    I read somewhere to measure this with strings fretted at the last fret.
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