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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pickup Volumes.....

Hey guys, ....

I have a few RGs etc which have the likes of Breed, Evo etc humbuckers in, as well as HS-2 singles in the middle..... My question is.... On a 5 way selector, the bridge and neck position are quite strong and loud, but as soon as the single is engaged in any position there is a big volume drop.... Enough so, that when I play live i cant use these positions..... How do you guys deal with this?
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Re: Pickup Volumes.....

HS is weak, I have a breed and yjm in the neck and no matter how far you screw the bridge pickup away and how near you screw the yjm towards the neck the volume dropout is huge.

Change pickup?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: Pickup Volumes.....

Combining with a single in the middle is the best option besides using a preamp pedal I guess.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 11:03 PM
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Re: Pickup Volumes.....

That's what's to be expected with most single coil pickups. They only cover half the area a humbucker does.

If you want a louder middle pickup, maybe the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound will work nicely for you.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 02:13 PM
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Re: Pickup Volumes.....

Did you swap the cables from your middle pup, I had the same problem (EVO2, virtual 2 middle, Paf Joe). The sound was very low and way too bright. I did not even split the humbuckers... What I did (thanks to DiMarzio): I inverted the cables from the virtual 2: green to selector (hot) and red to ground and it solved the problem.
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