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pick up problems

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Jul 8, 2001.


  1. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    I have just been advised on this to do something with my pickups because my a,d and g strings werent as powerful as my E. What do I have to do to them and how?
    Thanx
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Advised to do what?

    I'm assuming it's getting a screwdriver, (almost always a Phillips), and loosening the pickup screws towards the D/G side of the strings, so that they're closer to the pickup(s).

    Also, are all your strings from the same set or are they various ages?
     
  3. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    thanx and it might be the strings thing but i think its the E thats the oldest, because thats from a previous set but the ADG r my newest strings (which still isnt very new lol)
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Fish - Sounds suspicious to me, especially if you're riding that E a lot.
     
  5. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    so u think i should change my strings?
     
  6. I'd put on a new set of strings all from the same pack, that way you know that's not the problem before you start messing with pickups.

    Chris
     
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Definitely. As Chris inferred, it's a hell of a lot cheaper diagnostic than moving on to the subject of pickup aperture or other electronic shortcomings.