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    SR5 maple/ceramic vs rosewood/alnico

    Hi folks.
    Question here for ye.
    I've a 2013 SR5 with rosewood neck and alnico pickups and my friend has a 1999 SR5 with maple neck and ceramic pickups.
    Mine sounds noticeably louder than his.

    Could this be right?

    Thanks

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    Do both have fresh batteries? Are the pickups adjusted the same height? Same gauge strings?

    All of those are things that could influence the output level of the bass. Also how the EQ is set.

    I have found that my ceramic stingray has more mids than my alnico stingray, but the volume is about the same.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    The 1999 should not have "pick ups" plural,
    so there's another difference. Strings were
    already mentioned, but do you use cobalts ?
    That would be a noticeable boost.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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