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    Default Quarter Pounders

    Hello all.
    I recently purchased QPs for my Vintage Modified 70s jazz bass. The neck p/u is much louder than the bridge p/u. I have adjusted the neck p/u so that it's further away from the strings. Is it normal for the neck p/u to be that much hotter?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Quarter Pounders

    Unless you wind the bridge hotter that’s what happens. There’s more string movement over the neck pickup


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    Default Re: Quarter Pounders

    even if the bridge is wound hotter, typically you still would set the neck pup lower to balance the relative volumes

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    Default Re: Quarter Pounders

    Many people have used the Hot Stack in the bridge to balance with QPs in the middle. You get hum cancelling in every position, too.
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    Default Re: Quarter Pounders

    the hot jazz has a good amount of output, the hot stack is noticeably lower in output but if you set the qp very low the stack high the tonal balance is nice

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    Default Re: Quarter Pounders

    Thanks to all for the quick response.

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