pickups gone mad?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rakkanick, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. I was jamming with my band yesterday and my E string broke so I changed only the E string so i could keep playing but for some reason something went wrong. Whenever i play that E string the sound that comes out of the amp is about 1/2 weaker. It never happened in the past so i'm totaly confused. For info i'm tunned in dropped C and use an ESP B-404 SM. Is it my pickup who's got a problem, is it the string it self or the tension in the neck. the strings brand is very cheap could that be it? help please!!
  2. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Try another string.
  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Most likely the string. Tuned to drop C there isnt much tension and the strings are often loose, so the pole pieces may not be picking up the metal well.
  4. Might be a string for an acoustic/piezo bass - they're not as magnetic as electric strings.