|Martin89 ||02-04-2014 07:12 AM |
Benefits of tightening outer screws on P pickup
I've seen this on a few basses in stores and YouTube and was wondering what the school of thought was on this. What's the point? Aesthetics? Is it similar to a radiused pickup?
|aproud1 ||02-04-2014 07:21 AM |
Adjusting pickup height?
|SunnBass ||02-04-2014 07:26 AM |
It essentially bumps the mid-range. Highlighting the A & D strings.
|wshines1892 ||02-04-2014 07:27 AM |
It's a radius meant to compensate for the radius of the bridge relative to the fret board. Keeps output from the middle two strings from being weaker than the outer lower strings. They ship from factory setup like that now days, sometimes way overdone though. There's no reason they should form a sharp V, that's just silly.
|faulknersj ||02-04-2014 07:37 AM |
When adjusting P pups...let your ears, not your eyes, be the guide.
|Frenchy-Lefty ||02-04-2014 07:48 AM |
Agree with the posts above. That way the pickup follows the neck radius - cause you noticed your neck is not flat, right? It allows a more even string to string balance. New PBasses seem to come with an excess V shape. Use your ears as the pickup height also depends on your string action.
|Martin89 ||02-04-2014 08:15 AM |
That all makes sense. I've seen some really drastic ones that I don't think would serve a purpose. Like 5 position E string would be a bit quieter than open A. The goal would be to match those levels and 5 position D with open G, right? Or maybe 5th position D slightly louder than open G because that makes sense acoustically?
|Frenchy-Lefty ||02-04-2014 01:06 PM |
While it still a V shape, you may want to have the G string side a tiny bit higher than the E string. The same way on a Jazz Bass the neck pickup is slightly higher under the G string
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