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Hot vs Moderate Output Jazz Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by pshep68, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. pshep68


    Sep 21, 2006
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    If I use jazz replacement pickup with hot output will the peak light on my Ampeg 3 Pro come on more so than if I was using pickups with a moderate output?
  2. Grissle

    Grissle Supporting Member

    May 17, 2009
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  3. line6man


    Jun 20, 2008
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    It's impossible to say, without details. The specific pickups are one factor, but your technique, choice of strings, pots, preamps, and the resonant qualities of the instrument all contribute heavily to nominal output level.

    This should never be an issue, however, as you can always attenuate the output of a bass with a trimmer pot, or fixed resistors, or even the volume knob.

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