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Precision pickup

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kink Rimson, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. I have just acquired a smashing '82 Squier JV P-bass.
    The pickup has the raised poles under the A string, and as a result the A is MUCH louder than the other strings.
    Will this be remedied in the setup? Or will the volume difference remain?
    The bass is a '62 reissue, was such a pickup standard at that time? I ask because I've never seen one like it before.

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  2. Raise the pickup with the poles under the D,G, and E
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Fender did mess with raised poles at one point...I can't remember the exact years, but I had a 68 Tele pickup with raised poles...you might consider getting a replacement pickup that's more balanced and holding on to the original in case you want to return it to stock.
  4. lilvampboyx


    Sep 1, 2005
    how do you raise poles on a pickup?
  5. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Just raise/lower the whole side of the pickup by adjusting the set screws on either side.

    Personally, I really prefer flush polepieces since I like to play right on top of the pickup and don't like to feel the polepieces under my fingers.