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Posted by Milan on May 10, 2001 at 03:31:01:
In Reply to: TONE VARIATIONS BETWEEN STRING posted by MOYLE on May 09, 2001 at 21:00:04:
: I JUST BOUGHT A PEAVY CIRRUS 4-STRING ABOUT A MONTH AGO, IT'S MORE COMFORTABLE TO ME THAN A WARWICK BUT THE PROBLEM I'M HAVING IS THE TONE RANGE BETWEEN STRINGS. SOME STRINGS ARE LOUDER THAN OTHERS. CHANGING STRING GAUGE DIDN'T HELP, THE TONE DIFFERENCE IS JUST LOUDER. IS THIS A PICK-UP PROBLEM OR AN AMP SETTING PROBLEM? (I PLAY THRU A 4-10 CAB AND A 1-15 CAB)
I think those basses come with an ABM or Hipshot bridge. If so, examine the saddle pieces, and make sure they
are level, and tightened in place. If they aren't correctly tightened, the problem you describe is almost sure
to crop up. About a year ago, I found three Cirrus basses at my local dealer that all had displayed just this sloppy
kind of set up. Two of them also had bridges that were incorrectly centered on the body. I don't know if
someone at Peavey was having a bad day, or they make a habit of sending the "lemons" here to Hawaii. After all,
the repair work at a decent luthier is still cheaper than shipping & insurance to Peavey & back. I ended up buying
a Matt Pulcinella bass that came with a correctly tweaked ABM bridge, among other things(Thanks Matt!!).
Another thing to look at is your pickup height, though this can only help high to low string balance and not an
individual string's imbalance...
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