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Adjusting WW $$ picksups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by The1bassist06, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. The1bassist06

    The1bassist06

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    Hi there everyone. Im in need of some help. I wanted to adjust the picksups on my Warwick $$ but wasn't quite sure how to. They seem like they are to close to the strings because when I slap it sometimes make a clank noise. Was wondering how do you do it and what is the ideal distant?

    *Note im not to tech savy :D:help:
  2. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

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    Lower the pickups. Use a screwdriver. They are probably Phillips head screws; if you aren't sure what type of screws they are, take it to someone who is.
  3. shaft311

    shaft311 Supporting Member

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    Well, you can lower them some, but this is the thing that plagues open-pole pickup users who slap. Sometimes you have to modify your technique to keep the string from hitting the pickup poles.

    I've owned a $$ Warwick Corvette, and slapping always had this result. I'd rather change basses than change my technique. You could also roll to the rear pickup only when slapping.. that may help some, but you may not get your desired slap sound when you take away the front pickup.

    Another option is to install closed pickups. That way, if the string hits the pickup, you won't hear it nearly as much, if at all..

    I love Warwicks, but I've found that the $$ are the least optimal for slapping. For fingerstyle or pick playing, they are amazing.

    Good luck.

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