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Thread: JB Modification - Need some help

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    Default JB Modification - Need some help

    Hi all,

    Without changing Fillisters / Hexes, do you think it would be a quick fix to tighten up the lows of a JB on a baritone by simply nipping the ends of the pole pieces that stick out of the bottom?

    It appears the length is long enough that the mag field is going back a bit, leaving enough room to snip & possibly tighen it up?

    Would it effect the output differential from string to string if I only nip the bottom 2?

    Thank you,

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    Mojo's Minions masta' c's Avatar
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    Tone Heaven, USA

    Default Re: JB Modification - Need some help

    Shortening the length tends to increase the field over the poles and increase the mids/treble.

    If you want a tighter response, the hex poles are the way to go.

    Are you in the U.S.? If so, I can sell you a set of black hex poles that are just slightly shorter than the stock fillisters and will drop right in for just a few bucks. That's your best bet.

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    Bacteriaolgoist GuitarDoc's Avatar
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    Default Re: JB Modification - Need some help

    Cutting the ends off will help. Changing to short hex screws will help even more.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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