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flex core preamp AND emg p/j x . p pup is way louder than j

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by carlitoswhey, Feb 3, 2014.


  1. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    The p pup on my bass has way to much power compared to the j pup.
    Can I run a flex core preamp AND emg p/j x off of one 9v? Will that reduce "headroom" or is it not even possible

    Should I just take out all foam from the p? Lower a bunch?

    Should I put in a pot to limit the p pup?

    Can I add a resistor ?

    I'm pretty low if but I have a buddy who can help me...

    Open to all suggestions because right now its not sounding great..
     
  2. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    Hmm. The P being louder is pretty normal. It is a louder pickup. All my PJs have done that.
     
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  4. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    Sure it's normal. But does it have to be?
     
  5. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
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    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    How much louder ? Is it possible a wire is not connected correctly ?
     
  6. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    Not so far. Its connected. Any truth to not grounding emg with a ground wire to the bridge? This one is grounded
     
  7. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
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    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    I didnt ground mine. Are this the quick connects or solder ones ? I kinda remember having one of my quick connects swapped and having low output on a pickup.
     
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Ya, you shouldn't need to ground them to the bridge, but that won't make a difference in output. It's the nature of output by the bridge to be lower just because there's not as much vibration and low end energy going on back there. I no longer have a PJX set, but when I tried them, tapping on them seemed to yield similar volumes, so I think it's more a function of placement than anything.
     
  9. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    They are the quick connects Adam

    Thanks jimmy. That might be it. Time to carve it up
     
  10. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    What is the reason for not needing to ground the emg?
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    They have their own internal ground.
     



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