Yes you can. As to the effect.... that's subjective. I've done it lower or raise the volume a touch on certain strings. Sometimes the effects are noticible, other times, a waist of time looking for the allen wrench.
Are your Texas Specials the Fender fixed magnet pickups? If so, unless the magnets are in a sleeved structure (not having the coil windings directly in contact with the magnets), you risk killing the pickup thru the creation of shorts and opens as a result of wire/magnet friction.
Calibrated means that the magnets are optimized in height for certain neck radii and string thickness. Unless it's pertaining to a pickup set, such as in my Rio Grande Dual Calibrated Strat set (which refers to pickup balance as a function of location).
...... Calibrated means that the magnets are optimized in height for certain neck radii and string thickness. Unless it's pertaining to a pickup set, such as in my Rio Grande Dual Calibrated Strat set (which refers to pickup balance as a function of location).
I've always have to laugh at that one. ;D What, are they afraid that once the pickups are installed, no one will ever adjust the pup heights to balance them to suit the individual's own perceptions of tone and volume balance?
As for adjusting to equalize the string response across a radii, that's just foolish. Magnet strength varies in manufacturing, and string output varies, even from the same maker. To cap that off, perceptions are different from player to player. How is one supposed to take all that into account when one calibrates a pickup?
And Chris, you're correct about adjusting single-coil polepieces after the coil has been wound around them, one risks destroying the pup. So, it would appear to me that the calibrator is reduced to guessing as to where the final polepiece heights should be - he sure isn't gonna take any chances on blowing a pup before it has even left the factory. IMHO, guessing ahead of time what the user will experience is a crap-shoot. Which boils down to me calling "pickup calibration" nothing more than a marketing ploy.
Hey, I've got a question for those calibrators...... what if I'm using a Warmoth variable radius neck?