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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?
  3. mrbell321


    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    Is it just the open E, or do all notes sound louder than equivalent notes on higher strings?
  4. 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.
  5. rebel1222


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

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    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.

  7. rebel1222


    Jun 13, 2012
  8. On my bass, my pick up is lowest at E string and highest at G string.
    This gives me even volume on all strings