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I know that folks reading this thread will think I’m some kind of mental case and I realise that I am overly picky. This kind of thing really bugs me, strings not lining with pole pieces

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It can bug me so much that I end up selling an otherwise perfect instrument. Whilst trying to get to grips with my newly acquired Zoom B3n, I noticed this

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The LCD displays are different colours despite the contrast settings being the same. The right hand one in particular is more of a yellow green compared to the one on the left and the one in the centre which appear bluer in reality. My eyes are repeatedly drawn to it and I’ve even contemplated sending it back and ordering another one. I’d appreciate it if other B3n owners would see if theirs are the same, in which case returning it would be pointless. I know, I’m not right in the head but please humour me

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In that picture it looks like the pickups have been replaced. Anways, there’s no need for them to line up, and unless the pickup is constructed with differently spaced pole pieces they won’t in any case. It’s a solution looking for a problem.

The screen thing would annoy me but not enough to get upset about. If it sounds good, it is good.

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As long as the info on the screens is easy to read, and its all there then its not a problem. As for the pole pieces, mine are the same. I micro adjusted the pickups and string spacing and it made............not a blind bit of difference to the sound. Get over it, life is too short.

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14 hours ago, MoJo said:

I know that folks reading this thread will think I’m some kind of mental case

Mojo, the fact you are aware that your 'frustrations' with these things are not 'normal' shows you really understand your OCD nature absolutely.

I know all about OCD, my wife has the same tendencies.

People with OCD usually have their brains wired slightly differently, and what to anyone else is a 'meh, whatever' is an absolute deal breaker for them.

Regarding your 'LCD's'  (LED's ?), some people are especially sensitive to variations in the red/yellow spectrum and perceive huge colour differences between what to many people would look just about the same.

So, don't panic, you're just a bit more sensitive to these things, and the fact you already accept this means you're really doing just fine  9_9

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The LCDs on my B3n are similar. I think you can adjust the contrast (I could be wrong - not looked at this for ages), but was never able to get them all identical.

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If it bugs you that much buy a used one and sell yours on for the same price! Mine will be going up soon but I'll have to check the colour consistency!

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Sometimes the LCD's on my G3 varied in colour, but it seemed to be related to temperature. Do you by any chance store it in the fridge?

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31 minutes ago, songofthewind said:

Sometimes the LCD's on my G3 varied in colour, but it seemed to be related to temperature. Do you by any chance store it in the fridge?

Ha ha, no. It does seem to vary and also depends on which angle one is looking at the unit from. I've come to accept it now and will try not to let it bother me. The unit works fine, so all is good. Thank you everyone for your replies

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3 minutes ago, ped said:

I’d burn it 

Only necessary if it's been in the fridge, surely? 

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I wouldn’t put up with that screen.  I admit to being a bit OCD or picky when it comes to faults, and that’s an obvious one. 

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The B3 didnt have that problem.  I quite like mine

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6 minutes ago, fleabag said:

The B3 didnt have that problem.  I quite like mine

The B3n doesn't have that problem either, at least not unless its faulty. Mine is perfect.

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Pretty sure mine has all the screens the same, but I do my editing on the PC so only really use the screens to check which patch I'm on and for the tuner.

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49 minutes ago, dave_bass5 said:

The B3n doesn't have that problem either, at least not unless its faulty. Mine is perfect.

Well if it's faulty the OP would certainly be within his rights to get a replacement or his cash back and / or get a B1X-4 instead (which mentioned elsewhere he was tempted by).

I've reflected further on the advice by one of the esteemed mods to burn it and try as I might, I still consider that to be sub-optimal.

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