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Maybe it's me, but I'm finding that the volumes aren't even on all 4 strings. The E and A strings seem louder than the D and G strings. Has anyone experienced this and if so, is there a remedy with the stock pickups?

Thanks in advance,

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I did experience this a little bit with one or two of my basses but nothing that couldn't be cured by adjusting the pickup and string heights.
 

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james on bass said:
I did experience this a little bit with one or two of my basses but nothing that couldn't be cured by adjusting the pickup and string heights.
Thanks for the reply James. String height is perfect, so I'm not going to muck around with that. Not sure how to adjust the pickup height, and it's the neck pickup that could use raising.

By the way, how do you like that 6-string?

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Fajah said:
Thanks for the reply James. String height is perfect, so I'm not going to muck around with that. Not sure how to adjust the pickup height, and it's the neck pickup that could use raising.

By the way, how do you like that 6-string?

Lawrie
Found the screws I guess...


I'm digging the 6 string. First go around with the band and my full rig this coming weekend so I'll know better then. Does a 4 string ever feel tiny when I switch back though.
 

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Found the screws I guess...


I'm digging the 6 string. First go around with the band and my full rig this coming weekend so I'll know better then. Does a 4 string ever feel tiny when I switch back though.
LOL....yep...found the screws. I guess it was a visual thing for the screws just looked as if they were holding the pickups in unlike my guitars where the adjustment screws are seperate. Didn't realize they were spring loaded, hence, adjustable. So I thank you for mentioning a pickup height adjustment.

I've been toying around with the idea of getting a 6 string since I'm playing more and more of jazz these days. I've played around with one at Steve's Music (don't remember the brand) for a while and it will take some getting used to, but I liked it. I'll still use my 4 for blues. I'll most likely order the 6 string from Rondo since my SJB has been just fantastic.

Looking forward to your thoughts after your gig. Good luck this weekend and enjoy.

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This happens to me even on expensive basses, so it's not just an SX thing.

Besides adjusting string hight, which can mess up your action and may not be to your liking, or if you pickup is maxed/min'd for your hight liking, you could always try fatter strings for the D & G, I think http://juststrings.com/ has a pretty wide variety of string sizes, or you could use singles.
 

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megadan said:
This happens to me even on expensive basses, so it's not just an SX thing.

Besides adjusting string hight, which can mess up your action and may not be to your liking, or if you pickup is maxed/min'd for your hight liking, you could always try fatter strings for the D & G, I think http://juststrings.com/ has a pretty wide variety of string sizes, or you could use singles.
A neck pickup adjustment did the trick, but thanks for the suggestion on the strings. It's good to know for the future.

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