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    Caprice/Cutlass Recommended Pickup Heights

    I was recently performing a set up on my Caprice and was curious about the stock settings for pickup height. I read the FAQ on EBMM's website detailing pickup height but was unsure if this was intended mainly for the Stingray/Sterling/Bongo. Are there different pickup height recommendations for the Cutlass/Caprice?

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    -Greg P

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    Ernie Ball's FAQ reads as follows:
    If you have a single pickup bass set the pickup height to 6/32" from the plastic pickup cover to the bottom of the G string. Adjust the bass side of the pickup to be level with the pickguard.
    If you have a dual pickup bass set the bridge pickup to the specs above. Follow the same procedure for the neck pickup except set that to 8/32".
    For triple pickup basses you'll set the bridge and neck pickups to the specs above. The middle pickup is set to 7/32".

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    Hi Greg,

    We hope you are enjoying your Caprice.

    Height spec is slightly different for Caprice/Cutlass basses.

    Bridge: 4/32"
    Neck: 5/32" outside | 6/32" Inside
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    WillyD,
    Thank you for info. I absolute love my Caprice. I had always loved the playability and the quality of EBMM instruments. However, I prefer the sound of a passive bass. So when you released the Caprice I was sold.

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    You're welcome, we're happy to hear that.

    Enjoy!
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    I found some really great settings to use with my 40-95 Cobalt flats. So full disclosure, I've played jazz basses all my life so the settings I've used generate a very soft, even, and articulate tone. All settings are measured flush from the back part of each pickup.
    Bridge: 12/64"
    Neck: Split pickup for E and A strings
    Left sideclosest to player): 10/64" Right side: 9/64"
    Split pickup for D and G strings
    Left side: 11/64" Right side: 8/64"
    Enjoy :-)
    Last edited by GregP; 07-22-2017 at 11:35 AM.

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