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Revolution solo 1 adjustment

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by tfernandez, Apr 2, 2013.


  1. tfernandez

    tfernandez Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I've been fiddling with my rs pickup for a bit and can't seem to find a decent placement. If I place it on the g side of the bridge, the pickup sounds good, but the g string comes out very clanky and treblie. If I place it on the e string side, the a string sounds clanky and the e becomes very woofy. I bought the pickup used and it was sanded down a lot. I was curious if anyone thinks this might attribute to the clanky sound on specific strings. Also, I am not using the clip that came with it or the felt. Used a velcro mount. No preamp either. I have read through the other threads and tried paper shims and made sure the pickup was snug.
     

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  2. You want to mount it with the RS logo facing up, and a preamp will help. I mount mine on the E side. Twist it bit by bit until you get your sound. Try thin sheets of balsa wood from a craft store for shims.
     
  3. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    A more permanent option is to sand it down just a hair further. Sometimes it's too tight. But to the point where it's falling out is not so great either.

    If you do a shim, don't do balsa - it's too soft. You need something hard and dense, like a cherry veneer. I did that and it worked well when I was using the RS.
     
  4. tfernandez

    tfernandez Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Thanks for the replies. I scavenged some old threads I hadn't seen before and found someone using cellophane tape to shim. Tried it out and the sound is much better. I was using computer paper to shim before which is thinker than the tape.
     

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