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Lace Sensor Jazz Pups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Kmay, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Kmay

    Kmay Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    So, I have a thread on this bass on here from when I got it. It had a new neck because the dude I bought it from broke the truss rod and sold it to me that way, so I fixed it.
    So, here I go with playing the crap out if it!
    I'm just not to happy with the sound I am getting from the pickups...
    So, I am considering swapping them out. What I am curious about is:
    My bass doesn't have a pick guard like most jazzes. It does have active electronics in it. Now, as far as sound, I have a EBMM that gives me crazy good growl and rock/blues tones. I just want to have something with coherent tonal options. Going for a jazz sound. Like solo style stuff. I want thick, clean and defined. What pickup and preamp combination should I be looking at. I know there are so many...I want to stay active. Oh, and it's a 5 string bass.
    Thanks guys.
  2. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    I have 3 basses with lace sensor pickups. Love them! Your bass is a Jazz Plus. People really seem to dig those. I'm not a J fan, but I really like the J Plus. Did you do a complete setup? If not, do that before you do anything else. Here's a link to a manual: http://support.fender.com/manuals/instruments/Fender_Guitars_and_Basses_(2003)_manual.pdf
    I read your earlier thread, and if you're still wondering, the knobs are as follows - Volume/Pan, Bass/Treb, Four Setting Rotary Knob: "Off," Passive, Active and Active with adjustable mid boost

    Best of luck, brother! :bassist:
  3. Kmay

    Kmay Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Well ****. It needs set up again. I was told since it's a new neck that I'll have to set it up a few times.

    I'll keep playing with it before I make any rash decisions. Lol! Thanks for the advice on the knobs.
  4. Kmay

    Kmay Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Hey man, thanks for the knob config. It helped a lot. I think the bridge pickup might be weak...it seems to have a much lower output than the neck? Any clue why?
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