Since I changed the pickups in my Stratocaster a few weeks ago, It never ceases to amaze me how much simply adjusting the height of the pickups in a guitar alters the tone.  The general rule of thumb is that moving the pickups closer to the strings gives a higher output with more bass response.  The tradeoff is that having the pickup closer to the vibrating string dampens the strings vibrations, reducing sustain.  The dampening comes from the pull of the magnet as well as (I think) the electromagnetic work performed by the strings on the pickup coil.  If the latter is actually a factor, I’m not sure how significant it is.  The amount of actual electrical power output by a pickup is very small, but so is the mass of the string.  Another thing I’ll have to look up.

Also, my browser’s spell check doesn’t recognize the word, “Stratocaster”, and suggests “Toastmaster” instead.  I don’t know what a “Toastmaster” is, but I hope it is a guitar.

Have a good week, everyone.  See you Thursday.