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Clavinet E7 pickup adjustment

Started by gacki, April 22, 2022, 04:35:08 PM

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The low "D" on my Clavinet is often but not always almost electrically "dead". This depends partly on the selected pickup.

My preliminary guess is that the string vibrates exactly over the gap in the pickup poles; it's the only string to do so. Is there a way to adjust the pickup position just slightly? A quick search so far turned up nothing substantially. Or is there another remedy for this situation?
The string itself vibrates fine acoustically.

Peter Hayes

Peter Hayes
Electronic Edge


Hi .-)

As Peter suggests, the easy way will be to move the string.

The hard way is to loosen the PUs nuts, then they can be moved side-to-side slightly due to the oval / long hole. But then you have to be secure that there is no string over any of all gaps. For even results, check both lower and upper PU.

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Thanks for the suggestions; I've done it and it somewhat improved the situation. Still not completely even volume-wise; but I'll see what I can do when I have a bit more time.