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    Sterling 5 HH

    Recently bought a Sterling 5HH in mint condition used my first HH other than my Bongo. The 4th & 5th selection on the p/u switch the volume drops quite a lot is this normal? Love this bass! Punch and tone ya. Thanks gang
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    4th setting will sound weaker but the 5th shouldn't.

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    Usually the 2nd and 4th settings are weaker in output. The "neck only" position also has a vastly different tonal profile than the bridge only and bridge + neck position.
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    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
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    The 4th & 5th are equal in volume but almost 40-50% less volume than 1, 2, or 3. Thanks again.
    Lava Pearl Bongo 5HH
    Candy Apple Bongo 4H all Rosewood neck
    Honeyburst Sterling 4H
    White Sterling 5 HH

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    Have you replaced the battery recently? There's a TON more bass in the Neck position, which if you have an older battery, may simply be beyond the current capacity. Are you measuring this volume with just your ears, or an actual VU meter?
    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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    Thanks tbone I did replace battery no difference. In position 4&5 BIG drop in volume does not seem right. Will take it to my guitar guy.
    Lava Pearl Bongo 5HH
    Candy Apple Bongo 4H all Rosewood neck
    Honeyburst Sterling 4H
    White Sterling 5 HH

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    Check pickup heights, is it possible the pup is set too low ?

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