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Duncan Single Coil P Bass Pickup Pole Question...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BassHappy, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. The pole on my A string of a brand new Seymour Duncan "Stack" single coil P Bass pickup sticks up a good 1/8" taller than the others - which makes the A string way loud. Is there a way to adjust the pole downwards?

    Any help is way appreciated.

  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009

    you could tap the magnet down with a small hammer, but you risk breaking a coil wire and killing the pickup.

    best bet is just to lower the whole thing, which reduces the output differences between one polepiece and the next.
  3. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Both my SD custom stack single coil PUs have all flat pole pieces, flush w/ the top.
  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    If it's brand new, then just exchange it.