I'm relatively new to bass guitar and I've noticed something about my bass in particular that is giving me problems. The bass in question is a 1996 Japanese Fender P-Bass. The problem with it is that when I play chromatic exercises across strings, there seems to be large volume differences between strings. The low E tends to be loudest and the G tends to be the quietest among the strings. Now, I'm trying to figure out if this is a problem with my technique (poor dynamics control) or if it's a problem with my guitar. I feel like it might be more a problem with my bass because I've played with a pick and feel the same problem was there. Also, I feel like this volume difference is only present when I play plugged in, so maybe the pickup needs to be lowered underneath the E string. On the other hand it might be my technique. I play with a shifting anchor, always anchoring my thumb one string below the string I'm playing, and when I'm on the E string I just don't anchor at all. This shift from anchor to no anchor might be the cause of the sudden volume increase since I no longer have the same stability I did with the other 3 strings. So has anyone experienced a problem like this? I'd appreciate any input on this.