Hi everyone, I know there are a lot of previous posts regarding weak g strings on my stingray basses. I have read all of the posts and can honestly say I've tried them all including sending my bass back to the factory, buying a new pickup, adjusting pole pieces, equalising, using compression, adjusting pickup height, experimenting with string guages; I've tried it all and consequently have still been not satisfied. as much as I love the stingray tone, I found myself avoiding using the g string as it was just too quiet. After trying everything and the mm factory repeatedly telling me my bass was perfect, I tried an active pickup (emg mmcs). Being active means that the basses standard pre-amp cannot be used. Consequently, I have come to the conclusion that the weak g string problem was pre-amp related as the emg mmcs has made my g sing like never before. A friend of mine replaced his preamp with a SD and his weak g is also no longer an issue. I hope this helps someone out as I have spent a lot of money and countless hours regarding this. I have owned this bass for 15 years and have been exploring this problem since then.