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pickup hieght discrepency

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JAL, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. JAL


    Dec 15, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Hey guys. Dumb question i think...but hey, why not?

    On my bass, my neck pickup is about 1 cm lower then the bridge for an even, balanced tone. Is that normal?
  2. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    sounds normal to me, my jazz bass is the same way
  3. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    It is very common to have the neck pickup lower, but some peopel prefer it even and some peopel prefer it higher. It is just tonal preference.
  4. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    There is less movement of the string nearer the bridge so by its placement, your bridge pickup is not generating as large a signal as the neck pickup. Having the neck pickup further from the string than the bridge pickup will help balance their outputs.