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nordstrand mm5.2 a bit too loud??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by hans9, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. hans9


    Apr 12, 2011

    we just installed the nordstrand mm5.2 and i noticed that even with the passive setup -- it's too loud. It distorts my headphones when I practice using my iphone but it sounds okay. we will soon be installing a preamp and I hope that would address the volume balance.

    Is it normal for nordstrand mm5.2 to be this hot??

  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Turn the input gain down on your interface. A MM can be hot but they can be tamed as well.
  3. hans9


    Apr 12, 2011
    thanks, i had to adjust the volume down as well as the mid levels and got a better sound