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Poor stringbalanced Yamaha BBG5..HELP!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Ingemar, Nov 3, 2004.


  1. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    I've got a Yamaha BBG5 passive bass
    (like the one below, but in amberburst colour)

    The problem with the bass is that the E str. has more output and puch than the rest of the strings (especially B str.)
    A rather common problem with this construction
    - alder body/one peace maple neck, I guess

    I've changed the bridge p-up to an Kent Armstrong soapbar P-up, wich I hoped should read the str. better but, it just helped a little bit

    I've also tested a lot of different string brands and gauges but they didn't improve the str.balance that much.

    I've thought about to drill the bridge/body and string.all but the Estr. "trough body".Do You think that will help stringbalance??

    I will appreciate every tips/suggestions from You

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  2. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    If I should experiment more with string gauges...should I choose a lighter or thicker gauge on the E str. to help stringbalance in this case?
     
  3. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
  4. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
  5. Rhythmalism

    Rhythmalism

    Sep 25, 2004
    I'd be nice if there were an easy way to lower the magnets on the E-string only. Maybe pop it apart and see if it can be adjusted? Raise the B coil while you're in there?