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my D and G string sounding too weak...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by GuzBaas, Apr 26, 2009.


  1. GuzBaas

    GuzBaas

    Oct 10, 2008
    London
    hi, Im feeling the D and the G string sounding too weak, I think that maybe I might need to set the pickup closer to the strings

    my bass is a custom PJ bass, and since this is only happening with the P pickup, I dont now what to think...

    The P pup is a Lace Aluma and the J is a Lindy Fralin... it is ok that I set the D/G part of the P pup closer??
     
  2. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Yeah, set it about 1/32" closer to the strings than the E string.
     
  3. GuzBaas

    GuzBaas

    Oct 10, 2008
    London
    but this is normal... or is something wrong with my pickup?
     
  4. Normal, less string mass AKA skinnier strings, generally produce less output than the thicker strings which the output will be hotter.
     
  5. The fact that it's only the D and G strings on the P pickup proves without a doubt that the pickup is too low.

    It really doesn't matter whether it's "normal" or not. If raising the pickup solves your problem, then you have solved the problem...
     
  6. GuzBaas

    GuzBaas

    Oct 10, 2008
    London
    problem solved!! thanks!
     
  7. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    that sounds like universally sage advice!
     

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