Dimarzio Model J Wiring/Volume Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by dls119, Feb 6, 2014.


  1. dls119

    dls119

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    So I wired up my new Model Js and they sound fantastic, however I've noticed that I have very little volume control. They seem to be either on or off, no real middle ground, so I can't really blend different volume levels on the neck and bridge pickups.

    I'm using stock Squier VM Jazz pots.

    Am I missing something, should I swap the pots out, or what?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. kohntarkosz

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    I would suggest the taper of the pots is at fault here, not the pickups.
  3. dls119

    dls119

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    So you would suggest replacing them entirely?
  4. line6man

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    Yeah, that's a taper issue.

    Try linear taper pots.
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  6. dls119

    dls119

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    Okay, thanks a lot! I'll get the parts together and rewire this weekend.
  7. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    If this problem wasn't present with the stock pickups and is now, would that indicate the pots or something not properly wired on the new install?

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