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Messed up action and got uneven volume. Any tips?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Aloe, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Aloe


    Apr 10, 2016

    I've been tweaking action on one of my basses recently. I've lowered the strings a bit and straightened up the neck.

    As a result B-A strings on 7-12 frets sound notably louder than all others (same strings on 1-5 frets or D-G strings on any frets).

    1. Is this normal and I should just use less attack for those notes?
    2. not sure how to revert this. make the neck bow larger? raise the B-A strings? I don't understand why this happened and how that works.

    any advice appreciated. thanks.
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Did you adjust the pickup height?
  3. Scottgun


    Jan 24, 2004
    South Carolina
    +1 adjust your pup height and find the sweet spot. Dont worry if the pup is slanted.
  4. Aloe


    Apr 10, 2016
    Yeah, I did.
    But it seems like I cannot lower it on the bass side as then 1-5 frets sound too weak then.

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