#1
I got a problem, today I decided to put some strings on my bass (precision and jazz pickups) and went to a local electronics shop(whichg usually has guitar strings) to find some, but he didn't have( I have to cross islands to get to a proper guitar shop ). SO I searched around my house and managed to find some old ones which I then put on my bass, tuned and started playing.

However I immediately noticed that the low E string was almost inaudible while the A,D and G strings were fairly loud. My pickups are correctly balanced and I even re-checked them but it was all in vain.

I noticed that on my split pickup(the precision style) the low E was a little bit audible but not as the other strings. On the jazz pickup the low E is completely inaudible.

I even checked the action, but unfortunately neither that solved my problem.

Does anyone know what is the problem??
(P.S. the bass is just a cheap Stagg BC300)
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You would, though, if it were playing, because it really... it's famous for its sustain...I mean, you could, just hold it....
#2
That's because you found old strings, which are probably dead...
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#3
Any other possibilities??
Spinal Tap:
You would, though, if it were playing, because it really... it's famous for its sustain...I mean, you could, just hold it....
#6
Quote by Spaz91
Check the pickups, this happened on my first bas, the magnet on one side of the pickup had slipped and was underneath the other magnet.

...What?

Does your E string now make sound at all?
Raise the pickups below the E string.
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#7
magnets don't just slip, either they are the actual pole pieces so they are held in place by the bobbin thats practically molded around them or they are bar magnets that are stuck next to the bobbins underneath the pickup and they will always work no matter where they are on the pickup aslong as the strings are still in its magnetic field
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