B-Strings and Pickup Problems

March 7, 2007

Nicolai Foss

I blogged a couple of days ago about the CC pickup. The first versions of that pickup had a flat blade. However, the next edition of the CC pickup had a small lowering under the b-string to compensate for the b-string otherwise being too loud. The third edition had six adjustable pole pieces.

I have a problem with my Dearmond FHC pickup (which I have fitted to a 1944 Epiphone Triumph) similar to the one that users of the first edition of the CC pickup must have had: the b-string produces a very heavy input and is too loud compared to its neighbour strings. Thus, there is a lack of balance when the guitar is amplified. Unfortunately, the pickup does not have adjustable pole pieces. What can I do to to remedy the problem?

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