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Looking for answers to this question , I found hundreds of discussions of the importance of magnet pole height / closeness with regard to the strings ( fairly obviously , close if you want it loud but not too close) but nothing about how close to the strings the coils themselves should be or the difference that changing coil distance makes on tone and volume. It seems it should be equally important , or more so. If you have adjustable polepieces and have moved the magnets as near the strings as you feel able without choking the vibrations , you could still increase (or decrease) output and alter tonal characteristics by changing their relative position.