GK-3B with V-Bass

Started by MidiBuzz, September 10, 2023, 11:36:45 AM

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Trying to get them to work together.  Only options on V-Bass are piezo or GK-2B.  Can get 3 strings ok, but not all 4.  Anyone sussed this out?  Do I need to offset the GK-3B somehow?
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Did you read the manual ?
Here is an extract from the V-Bass Turbo Guide
QuoteSetting the GK-2B Pickup
To ensure the best possible tracking and sound
quality, adjust the V-Bass's pickup driver settings.
After attaching the GK-2B pickup:
1. Press the GK SETTING button.
2. Press F1 (SETTING) and turn the
PATCH/VALUE dial to choose the string setup
that applies to your bass: 4-, 5- or 6-string.
3. Press F2 (GK POSI) and turn PATCH/VALUE to
select the string position you used when you
installed the pickup.
4. Press F4 (GK TYPE) and turn PATCH/VALUE to
select the type of divided pickup that's installed
on your bass.
5. Press F5 (DIRECTION) and turn PATCH/VALUE
to select the direction in which the pickup is
installed: Normal or Reverse.
6. Press EXIT to return to the main screen.
Note: For more detailed pickup settings, refer to page
16 of the V-Bass Owner's Manual.

When using the GK pickup on a 4 string bass, there are 3 mounting options, as you have 6 pickup poles and 4 strings
so you could be using poles 1,2,3,4 or 2,3,4,5 or 3,4,5,6
which is where a GK setting must align with your mounting option, if you align the GK-3B center indent between the two middle strings, then you are using poles 2,3,4,5 which would be pickup position #2 in the settings.

While setting up the GK-3B don't forget to align the pickup poles with your string spacing,
 you will see two screws on the side of the GK-3B which you loosen, and then slide the white markers to align under the strings,
 then tighten the adjuster screws.
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 It's all about finding that sweet spot. Aligning the GK-3B center indent with the two middle strings makes total sense for poles 2,3,4,5 – a solid choice for pickup position #2 in the settings.