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Offline Elantric

DIY GK-3 / Custom 13 pin Install / Mod info
« on: March 28, 2016, 07:31:03 AM »
DIY GK-3 / Custom  13 pin  Install / Mod info

Offline Pastor Patrick

Re: DIY GK-3 / Custom 13 pin Install / Mod info
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 08:19:11 AM »
New to this forum - so I hope I'm approaching this correctly.
I recently installed a GK-3 on an acoustic Seagull Performer.  The tracking is incredibly accurate, but I'm encountering an issue that affects performance.
I installed the pickup on the guitar top as per instructions, but had to account for the pick guard. It's only a slight difference in height.
Question 1 - how might I best address the issue of the GK pickup coming loose from the adhesive under the B and E strings?
Question 2 - the low E seems to have difficulty with regard to signal strength.  I used shims in attempt to correct for variance, but the string to pickup distance is significant enough that the sensitivity must be set at 100 - while the other 5 need to be set in or near the 20's in order to balance the input meter.  I also find that in some patches I get no low E string recognition regardless of sensitivity or string assignment within the patch itself.  How might I correct for this?

Finally - could there be an issue with the GK-3?  I've only had it for a short time and could exchange it for another if there is potential for problem.

Thanks in advance for any assistance offered.

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Re: DIY GK-3 / Custom 13 pin Install / Mod info
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 05:09:07 AM »
It would be useful to know what synth unit you are using...

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