I just posted something in another thread that reminded me to ask this question: What is the correct distance from the Pickups to the strings on a P bass? The Pbass is a late 80's MIJ with a Frahlin Pickup and a Bad ass II bridge on it. I had a dead E string issue - and started screwing with the pick up height to fix it but it wasn't the answer to my problems - as a consequence I ruined the set up of the pickups on this bass. (Not that I am convinced they were right in the first place) In the end I had the Pickups too close to the strings (I believe) as the signal from the bass was hotter than previously and did not sound as clean. I have since screwed the pickups down some and am alot happier with the sound but I would like some other opinions. Thanks in advance!!