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Overpowering B String

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by christle, Sep 8, 2005.


  1. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I recently got myself an Ibanez SRX505 as a backup bass. The B-string tends to click over the pickup, especially if I dig in just a little bit. My question is after I replace the stock strings and this still happens will lowering the pickup a bit work and will that take away from the balanced sound of the strings?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I changed the strings and it made a significant difference. Now I only get that clipping the pickup sound if I go a bit hard on the open B. I'm thinking that lowering the pickup a half turn on the B side may help. Thoughts?

    Dan
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It might cause a lower output on that string, but try it anyway. The worst that can happen is you have to lower both sides or raise it back up.