yet another pickup height thread

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Metal Mitch, Oct 8, 2003.


  1. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    NJ
    Did some searching on this topic and found a lot of threads... then decided to raise my bridge J pickup on my reverse-P/J Ibanez. Wow! There's the bottom I was missing from my bridge pickup! Sounds great, except now the E & G strings are louder than the A & D. And the Ibanez bridge doesn't have adjustable saddles to lower the center strings... I don't know how you J-bass guys deal with this crap ;) But hopefully some of you do. Is there any way to equalize the string volume with a flat J pickup? Or am I doomed to just clamping it back down into the bottom-less zone, and going back to using it just to mix in a little high-end harmonic fuzz over my awesome reverse P... ?

    Currently GASing for a neck-thru BC Rich with dual reverse-P's...
     
  2. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    This isn't a pickup answer, but have you considered a new bridge?
     
  3. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    NJ
    Not until now... but I don't know a different bridge would help that much. I would adjust that for action first - so lowering a string for pickup volume probably wouldn't be an option.

    Instead I'm considering who the heck thought a straight flat pickup without adjustable pole pieces was a good idea??? :bag:
     
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    But you could lower the A&D strings with adjustable saddles.

    As for a flat pup J pup, I play a P, I can adjust anyway I want :D