Marcus Miller P7 Pickup Imbalance

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Uros Maric, May 29, 2018.

  1. Uros Maric

    Uros Maric Guest

    May 29, 2018
    Dear all,

    Can any of you help me out with info on Sire MM P7 bass I just got? I bought a brand new one, but I have doubts about the pickup balance. It seems like whatever mode the bass is in, the bridge (J) pickup is significantly lower in volume than the neck (P) pickup. I made a video showing the difference, it is located at this link:

    I just played a bit with the height of the pickup and got the P magnet to a low point where the pickup volume balance is identical, but I guess this is not a permanent solution.

    Has any of you encountered this kind of a problem? Is the pickup faulty, or are the guitars made just like that?

    Thank you very much for your help!
  2. Iofflight

    Iofflight Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2018
    I have a p7 coming, should be here by monday next week. If no one has gotten back to you I'll be sure to check it on mine.
  3. mexicant


    Aug 28, 2012
    Mid Michigan,USA
    I just got a p7 4 string,same issue, I adjusted the height of both pickups unit the sounded even. Mine was used,so it was all out of wack,e string was super loud g was barely audible.
    I started by lowering both pickups on the e string side.the front pickup should roughly follow the radius of the fretboard, which it did not. The rear pickup was very high but sounded even with the front pickup, so I only lowered the bass or e side to even out the sound. Now it plays lovely!
    I think that's why the previous owner was not happy with his p7,the d and g strings were significantly lower in output,while the e string was super loud! All it took was some adjustments with a screwdriver
    Now everything is nice and even,his loss ,my gain.
    Good luck!