S2 Vela neck pickup (type d) pole height adjustment?

Tomer Lupo

New Member
Oct 27, 2020
Had to repost because of a typo I made in the title, didn't know how to delete the og post

Hi everyone! I'm new here. I bought a vela a couple months ago and I like it quite a lot. My only complaint with it is that the neck pickup seems to be very muddy and way too bass heavy for my taste. I've found that if I lower its height considerably its much less muddy/beefy and more clear/bright which I like. That being said it considerably lowers the output vplume of the pickup and when in the middle position it gets completely masked by the starla bucker in the bridge. I'd like to now if and how it is possible to adjust the pole pieces. I'd like to increase their height. I tried adjusting the little screws on the pickup itself but they did not seem to do anything. Any reccomendations? If not possible would it make sense to install a bass cut/treble bleed mod?
Adjust your amp? The type D is a fantastic pickup and deserves its own dial-in. Totally love mine.

I’m really surprised you find the neck pickup muddy. I am quite fussy about my pickups being clear and articulate and the neck pickup on my Vela is far from muddy and balances well with the bridge.. Hopefully an adjustment will get you there.. have you tried it against another Vela to be sure it’s not a troublesome pickup ?

enjoy that tone machine.... Wailing