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Pickup height on a Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, May 5, 2004.


  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I just traded with a guy for a beautiful Jazz Bass (I'll put up pics when I become a contributing member). How should I adjust the pickup height for the best sound? How much space between the top of the pups and the strings?

    Thanks!
     
  2. not meaning to bomb your thread but I also have a similar question , I cant adjust well my pickup heigth , sometimes the E string sounds too boomy and the others to mellow .how can I adjust them too get the same tone on every string ?
     
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    When I adjust my guitar pickup height I know I am supposed to press down on the top fret and adjust the screws until the pickup is 2-3 mm below the string. I just need to know how to do it with a Jazz Bass.