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post #616 of 620 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 12:21 AM
 
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Re: Thoughts on the PIA (The new JEM)?

Have you tried just lowering them a bit, to see if that sorts things out?
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post #617 of 620 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 08:22 AM
 
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Re: Thoughts on the PIA (The new JEM)?

Have you tried adjusting the height of the pickups themselves? Lowering them a bit may take away a lot of the issues youíre having with them.
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post #618 of 620 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 08:44 AM
 
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Have you tried just lowering them a bit, to see if that sorts things out?
Will work that angle. That said didn’t jump in as obvious yesterday because was trying to sort out sound/volume comparison and the bridge and neck p/u’s already quite low. That said, will experiment.
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Now spent a lot of time with the PIA. Ergonomically great. Built like a Mercedes.

But may tap the experts here on changing the pickups out. Iím really struggling with those Utopia pickups. Spent the weekend A/B-Ing them with Evos and a Suhr SSV+. I really love the Evoís and the SSV+ (Do not have a Suhr Aldrich)

The Utopiaís are really hot, but itís a harsh hot, with a very scooped midrange. Been working with some amp adjustments but still not able to get these sounding good. If anyone has any comments, observations, etc. greatly appreciate it.
You are right. The Utopiaís are hot, but I donít find them to be harsh. I do find them a little more sensitive in my attack vs. the EVOís. If I play softly, they clean up nicely, and when I play more aggressive, they sound dirtier.

I agree with the others that maybe pup height could help, and also try experimenting a bit with how the pups respond to your playing (if you havenít already). And of course lastly, it is possible the Utopiaís just arenít your thing and need to swap them out to something that meets your ear.

Oh....and congrats on the PIA!
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