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Thread: Pickup height Axis Sport vs. Axis Super Sport

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    Pickup height Axis Sport vs. Axis Super Sport

    I recently got my new Axis Sport and when I played it for the first time after unpacking, I found that it had substantially more output, especially the bridge pickup.
    Since I had to increase string height due to too much fret buzz with my plying, I could balance this to an almost same level as my Axis Sport HSS.
    However, compared to my Axis Super Sport the bridge pickup is still about 1mm nearer to the strings (
    or the pickup cavity in the Axis Super Sport is a little deeper). Action is exactly the same height on both guitars.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Maybe this has been changed over the years, or for the Axis Sport vs. Axis Super Sport?

    Maybe this is the reason, why some claim the Axis Sport is more spanky or more fresh (since this is my impression comparing Axis Sport to Axis Super Sport).
    2001 Axis Sport HH hardtail maple fretboard burnt apple
    2001 Axis SuperSport HH hardtail maple fretboard translucent gold
    1997 Axis Sport HSS hardtail maple fretboard translucent red
    2002 AL MM90 hardtail maple fretboard honeyburst converted to AL 2H

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    I had one a few years ago but didn't notice it being any louder. Could it be a difference in setup?

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    No, the setup/action is exactly the same, I'm using a caliper with 0.1mm accuracy.
    2001 Axis Sport HH hardtail maple fretboard burnt apple
    2001 Axis SuperSport HH hardtail maple fretboard translucent gold
    1997 Axis Sport HSS hardtail maple fretboard translucent red
    2002 AL MM90 hardtail maple fretboard honeyburst converted to AL 2H

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    ...or what do you mean by setup? Same amp, same settings, same guitar cable...
    2001 Axis Sport HH hardtail maple fretboard burnt apple
    2001 Axis SuperSport HH hardtail maple fretboard translucent gold
    1997 Axis Sport HSS hardtail maple fretboard translucent red
    2002 AL MM90 hardtail maple fretboard honeyburst converted to AL 2H

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    I was going to suggest measuring the height from the body to the top of the pickup. But then I wondered if the body was the same thickness as the Super Sport (which has the maple top), and if so, if the neck pocket was different to accommodate.

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    Is the pickup height adjustable? Or are they screwed solid into the body?
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