Pole adjustments on the DiMarzio DP120 bass pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by popsmesa, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. popsmesa

    popsmesa Guest

    May 31, 2016
    I've had this pickup on my Epiphone EB0 bass for about two months and I'm having a problem with equal volume levels across the 4 strings. I've tried to adjust the poles, but they don't seem to want to turn. Matter of fact, I just snapped off the allen wrench that's provided with the pickup. What's the problem with this??
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Mine were stiff, but they popped free with some force applied. Maybe you need a better quality Allen wrench? A little heat from a soldering iron might help too, but not too much. Or, since metal shrinks at low temperatures, try putting it in a sealed plastic bag then putting it in the freezer overnight. If the pole shrinks enough it should turn a little easier.
  3. Bobo


    Apr 11, 2017
    what is the default pole height?