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  • Dead B-String

    Anyone have this issue? The b-string totally disappears. I do have a low saddle and I need to have it looked at as that string might not have contact. But when I switch to the mic, it still does this.

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    Hey Ted,
    Thanks for posting.

    The undersaddle pickup carries all of the bass frequencies, up to 250Hz, even when the mic is blended in. Since the B string is about 247Hz, it's still going to be carried by the undersaddle pickup. So if you have a contact issue with the saddle, which it sounds like you do, the B string isn't going to come through at any setting.

    If you have the saddle bottom leveled and fitted properly, that should make a big difference in the string balance.