Go Back   TalkBass Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Pickups & Electronics [BG]
Register Rules/FAQ/CUP Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Supporting Membership
Thank You

Latest Supporting Member
Donate to Upgrade Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2012, 05:53 PM
lowendblues's Avatar
Supporting Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ohio
Supporting Member
Early '90's Peavey forum P/J pickups and pots

I'm building a Fender clone P/J using Peavey forum pickups and pots.

I picked a trashed early '90's Peavey forum and scavenged the keys, pickups and electronics, and am going to use them in my P/J build, but really dont know what I have here.

The Pbass pickup looks pretty standard, but the Jazz pickup is actually a split design housed in a Jazz cover. They sounded great on the Forum bass but the neck had a busted truss rod, and was hopelessly warped

Are they both humbuckers? are the pots 500K?

One of the pots is scratchy and I want to replace it, or maybe go with Volume/tone concentrics.

Any info out there on these pickups/electronics? Or any suggestions on replacing the pots?
Avatar club #139, Rickenbacker club #188, Ohio Bassist club #107, Carvin club #112, Gallien-Krueger club #559 ,Lone Wolf Club #57, Grumpy old Fart club #80, Thunderbird Club #435
Old 12-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Stealth's Avatar
Supporting Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Supporting Member
If the Jazz is an inline split-coil, then, yes, it's a humbucker and it's probably already wired that way internally - looking from the "outside" you should only have two wires coming from it, the hot and the ground. The Precision is always wired as a humbucker as a standard.

As for the pots, check them for markings that look like L###K. The first letter L is the taper, or behavior of the pot throughout its travel (A is logarithmic, B is linear), the number is the value and the last letter is always K for kilo-ohms. Alternately, just measure the resistance between the two outer lugs using a DMM, that gives you the value.
Squier VM Bass VI club member #19

Last edited by Stealth : 12-30-2012 at 07:35 PM.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Visit TalkBass on Facebook   Download our iOS app   Download our Android app

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 PM.

2012 Talk Music Group Inc. All rights reserved.
Play guitar too? Visit TalkGuitar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.