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A and D strings louder than E and G

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Apr 21, 2006.


  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    Ive got this problem on my MIM jazz, the middle 2 strings are way too loud, through searching i think i know how to fix the problem, the pickups are a bad height.
    ive also tried EQ, but the differance is too great and my EQ isnt enough to cover it up(which isnt good anyway, i want to fix it)

    but...


    "lowering the pickups" wont work, because j pickups can only be tilted to 1 side or the other, and not "split" in the middle.(Im sure this is quite obvious)


    so, how do i fix this? most of the other jazzes ive played have pole pieces at the same height, but for some reason my A and D string pieces are higher than the others. (possible mod by previous owner??)
     
  2. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005

    that was the thread i looked at, but i changing pickup height wont really work, as ive mentioned, and EQ doesnt work because ive tried.

    as for a limiter, that works to some extent, but it means i have to use my pedal(which i dont want to have to rely on)]


    anyway, thanks for the reply
     
  3. Check the saddle height -they should be parallel to the radius of the fingerboard.

    Not sure how adjustable J Bridges are, but its not the pickup, its th esaddles
     
  4. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005

    each string has an induvidual saddle with 2 adjustment screws

    the G and E string saddles are slightly lower and tilted, while the A and D strings are higher
     

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