JB 101 Ohm readings

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mrb327, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Just for giggles, opened up the control panel on my VM jazz and ohm tested the pups:

    Neck: 8.4k
    Bridge 8.0k

    just as a Jazz bass should be. That is all :p
  2. DC resistance does not mean anything.

    FWIW, however, the bridge pickup is typically more resistive than the neck, because it has more wire on it.
  3. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Was more of a info tidbit for those wondering what those pups are
  4. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    That's what I see also. 5.1K for the neck, 5.2K for the bridge.That is in circuit,
    with 120K of combined volume pot resistance in parallel. Also that is a MIM
    J bass.

    Different magnet type pickups will typically have different number of turns, and
    a different DC resistance. Stronger magnets, less turns.

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