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Wagner SR pickups lack bass !

brattmoore

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I've just bought a Wagner SR pickups set and I find that they lack bass ! Am I the only one or is it just the design ? :( Could you help me please ? Thanks.
 

waylon

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I haven't noticed that with my set. Play with the heights of the pickups. There are a lot of subtle differences just by doing that.
 

cvansickle

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The ones I have lack nothing. Best equipment upgrade I ever made. Did you get the RS Guitarworks pot set too? That helps.
 

r9player

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I tend to tilt my pick ups one way or the other to get more high or lows .. whichever way I personally prefer it to sound.
 

Scumback Speakers

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You have to really play with the pickup heights on those pickups. They're very sensitive to that, so before you get too ticked off, you might want to try a whole bunch of adjustments to them and keep trying them out.

It took me a two or three hours of tweaking to get all three "just where I wanted them"... and I'm known to be a picky bastid. May as well just admit that up front, and be done with it.

Good luck. I'd advise calling Wagner as well. He's really good about supplying advice.
 

brattmoore

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Originally posted by stratofied
No way I would describe the SR set as lacking bass. What did you have in the guitar before ?
I had John Suhr V60 before. it seems that the overall output of the SR set is a bit lower too. I'm from Europe so I can't call Mr Wagner on the phone. :(
 

brattmoore

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Originally posted by r9player
email the guy!
It's done ! Here is his reply :

"Chek the magnets. Sometime they get de-magnetized by the post office. "

But I didn't buy from the internet, I bought it from a friend. Perhaps this set is too bright for me after all.
 
N

Nigel

You might want to resolder the connections. You might have a weak connection or two.
 

PlexiBreath

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Yeah, I think you should work these kind of issues out with the maker before posting something like this on a Forum. That's quite a proclaimation to make.
 

Scott Peterson

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I'd measure them to make sure they are in spec, then work on adjusting the heights as noted above.

They do not lack bass in my two guitars with them.
 

brattmoore

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395
Hi,

I've measured the 3 pickups and I found :

- neck : 6k 34
- middle : 7k 57
- bridge : 7k 44

What are the correct specs please ?

Mr Wagner insists that I have to check the magnets but I don't know how to do !

For now, I've adjusted the pickups closer to the strings and everything seems OK : more bass and more volume.

Thanks for your help.
 

r9player

Gold Supporting Member
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to test magnets . grab an item that has iron .. and touch bobbins .. see if they stick.

also to test bobbins grab metal item, activate pick up and tap each bobbin - see if the make sound

metal item can be screwdriver
 




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