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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


    Jun 13, 2012
    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?

  2. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    Have you tried adjusting the EQ on your amp?
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  4. mrbell321


    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    Is it just the open E, or do all notes sound louder than equivalent notes on higher strings?
  5. rebel1222


    Jun 13, 2012
    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.
  6. rebel1222


    Jun 13, 2012
    All notes sound louder on the low E string.. all the way down to the 12th fret
  7. Lonnybass


    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Try lowering your pickup on the E string side a little bit at a time until things balance out.

  8. rebel1222


    Jun 13, 2012
  9. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    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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