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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Pills Are Yummy, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    Hi tv, I desperately need your help


    I've installed a Spector tone pump into my NS4 using EMG P/J's, and while the e and a string sound fine, I'm getting almost no signal out of my d and g strings. I checked the wiring diagram and did everything right. Suggestions?
  2. Joe Nerve

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    Bring it to someone who knows what they're doing.


    :)
  3. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work Supporting Member

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    Is this an issue with both or one pickup? If its just the P can you test the DG side with a multimeter?
  4. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    No multimeter
  5. KramerDon

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    I think EMG's are one of the few pickups that actually are active as opposed to normal pickups being active because the preamp boosts them.Maybe this is causing a problem? I'm not claiming to be knowledgable by any means,just trying to help!
  6. mmbongo

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    Sounds like the D and G side of your P pickup is not working.
  7. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Yep, exactly.
  8. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    Yep

    If I am not mistaken, EMG P pickup coils are parallel instead of series like most P pickups. Which would make it possible for just one half to go out.
  9. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    is this a newer EMG set? have you tested the P by itself, vs the P and J together?

    the new ones clip the two halves of the P pickup together; check under the P pickup that the little jumper is still connecting the two halves together, and that it's not accidentally inserted backwards.
  10. Pills Are Yummy

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    No, it's the stock pickups from 1999. For some reason, the controls don't seem to do anything at all. I can't even turn down the volume. Still get a pretty sweet *** tone though.

    Did the ones in 99 do this? Which jumper? I doubt that's the problem, I just removed the EMG BTC pre in there and replaced it with the spector tonepump, I didn't mess with the pickups at all.
  11. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    uh, then by definition i'm afraid you didn't.

    since you've got multiple problems here, it may be time to get it looked at.

    (also, i don't think in '99 they had the removable clip leads on the pickups, so that's probably not the issue.)
  12. spaz21387

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    +1... Find a good shop in your area.
  13. Pills Are Yummy

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  14. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    "bump" what?

    did you ever get it looked at?

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