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Acoustic Basses / Re: AB45 Pre Amp
« on: December 04, 2016, 10:48:51 PM »
I have a AB45 that actually had he A string lower in output than the rest of the strings straight from the factory. I had to crank the A pot all the way up and all the other pots way down to balance. I popped open the panel and the electronics and wires seemed to be in order. I then proceeded to lightly  tap each individual saddle with my finger with the guitar plugged. Low and behold the saddle on the A was much louder than the rest on account that I had the trim pot cranked on it. So I knew the piezo was working as it should. That lead me to believe there was a contact issue between the saddle and the string. I unwound the string, cleaned up the saddle and string, but it didn't seem to do much. I took a look to see how the height adjustment worked and noticed the angle of the saddle front to back was a bit different on the A than the others. The height adjustment on these saddles have three screws, two in front, one in back. I lowered the back part and increased the angle so it was more in line with the other strings, without messing with the action overall. The result was more of the string was now in contact with the saddle and low and behold, the problem was fixed. Not sure if this will help anyone else, but might be something to check out if you are having the issue.

Note that this solution only applies to the versions of the AB45 and AB40 with the monorail style adjustable bridge. I imagine this problem may pop up  after adjusting action of the guitar if they don't also take into account the front to back angle of the saddles and adjust all three screws.

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General Discussion / Re: Factory Listing
« on: December 04, 2016, 10:14:51 PM »
I am going to make an educated guess that the code "DC" is the Daewon plant in Dalian China. This plant is known to oem for many brands and is known to produce hollow bodies, mandolins, banjos, and resonators as well. I know a lot of Washburn hollow bodies have the DC label as does my acoustic bass.

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