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Low E louder than rest of strings...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by rebel1222, Feb 8, 2013.


  1. rebel1222

    rebel1222

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    Ok, as the titles states, I am wondering why my low E string is so much louder, (it seems anyway), than the rest of the strings? The pick ups are the same distance from all 4 of the strings.. not sure why this is.. does someone have a reason for this, and a suggestion for how to compansate?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine

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    Have you tried adjusting the EQ on your amp?
     
  3. mrbell321

    mrbell321

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    Is it just the open E, or do all notes sound louder than equivalent notes on higher strings?
     
  4. rebel1222

    rebel1222

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    well, i have adjusted it to get what i think is the best tone i can acheive a while back and have left it, i was playing thru muy backup rig, and 2nd band's rehearsal space.. i really noticed this more last night than other nights for some reason.
     
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  6. rebel1222

    rebel1222

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    All notes sound louder on the low E string.. all the way down to the 12th fret
     
  7. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

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    Try lowering your pickup on the E string side a little bit at a time until things balance out.

    Lonnybass
     
  8. rebel1222

    rebel1222

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  9. dtripoli

    dtripoli

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    On my bass, my pick up is lowest at E string and highest at G string.
    This gives me even volume on all strings
     

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