LOUD D String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CBNJ, Feb 5, 2013.


  1. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother. Supporting Member

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    Been loving my new bass, but one issue: a really loud string. A lot of Coheed songs require playing fifths, and the D string is always a LOT louder than the A. You only really notice it when you alternate strings, like: 5 on the A, 7 on D. Really hope it's nothing serious.. Anyone have a similar issue, or is this a nonissue?
  2. David Jayne

    David Jayne

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    And just what is your new bass? How do you play it?
  3. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother. Supporting Member

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    Hadean EB-511 - play with fingers.
  4. David Jayne

    David Jayne

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    Ok, I see it's a P/P bass. My guess is one of the pickups is tilted, so that one end of it is too close to the D string. If this is the case simply tighten the screw at that end of the pickup to lower it deeper into the body.
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  6. mystic38

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    or loosen it even ..:)

    rotating the pup screw clockwise typically raises it no?.

  7. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    No, it would screw it down into the body.
  8. john flipcycle

    john flipcycle

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    Could just be a duff/uneven set of strings. If you have just bought it new then you may find the stock strings are cheap and nasty. It points to a pickup height or strings problem for me.
  9. alec

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    Could be a string height issue too? If put your eye near the body of the bass at the bridge, are all the strings the same height from the body?

    Also, did you buy it new or secondhand? If it's secondhand you could have a different brand of D string.
  10. David Jayne

    David Jayne

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    Only if the pickups have mounting rings or bezels like many guitars do. This one doesn't.

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