I noticed that the pole pieces on my all-original (except maybe the pickguard) '86 'Ray are not directly under the strings! They're pretty close for the A and D strings, but the E and G string pole pieces are located too wide for the string - in other words the string goes over the pole piece towards the inner side of the pole piece. In particular the G string is off by about 1/3 the width of the pole piece. I've wondered why I had problems getting volume out of the G string but thought it was a neck dead-spot issue. the E string hasn't been as much of an issue due to the natural tendency of E strings to be louder and the fact that by playing fingerstyle I pull the string up (towards the pole piece) and release it closer to the center of the pole piece. The G sting is definitely a problem though. Now I'm thinking that there may be a way of fixing it by replacing the pickup. But first I'm wondering why EB would make it this way. There is no way to adjust the string spacing at the bridge. The big allen screws don't allow the bridge saddles to move at all. It just seems so wrong. Anybody else have this problem? Solutions?