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"B" string are louder than others

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by chalie, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. One of my basses, the Alembic Orient 5 the sound from the B string are much louder than E and A where tone adjustment is not working.
    I wonder how to reduce the sensivity of the pickups just over this string.
    I tried to put a steel sheets over the pickups under the B and it works but I am not sure if this will spoil the total efficiency of the pickups in the long run.

    What else can I do.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Chalie :crying:
  2. zero7


    Apr 16, 2004
    Maybe the string is too close to the pickups, raising it will lower its volume.

    It can also come from the gauge you're using.
    If you're using 105-125, the B has much less tension than the E, and has more amplitude when you play it.
    Moving to 105-135 will definitely help.

    Anyway you won't damage anything by putting some shielding on the pickups.
  3. Dear Zero7,

    Thanks for your reply.
    The bass setup is at his best but the strings issues you quoted is new to me.
    I thought that the bigger (135) will get worse due to the dynamic, big soundind so I go the other way by using a smaller, 125.
    I will try with a bigger one and hope the neck can stand this extra tension.
    Thanks for your assistance