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Suggestions for j-style pickups: mine are way too hot!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AustOKK, Nov 23, 2012.


  1. AustOKK

    AustOKK

    Nov 23, 2012
    Memphis
    I have a stock set on my SX Ursa 2, and the pickups are way too hot for my liking. It even gets to the fret buzz point. So, I'm looking for a set that I can upgrade to (I'm a lefty, and I could only afford the SX at the time). I was thinking of Seymour Duncan's basslines, but I don't know the hotness of the set. Thank you for your time!!!
     
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
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    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Pickups don't cause fret buzz.

    How is your amp set? If you have to much high end, turn down the treble on the amp.
     
  3. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
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    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    You might want to talk to that G&L guy....
     
  4. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    Lower the pickups one full turn of the mounting screws.
     
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  6. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    North Texas
    Lower the pickups, roll off the volume knobs a little and roll of the tone knob. You should be able to address it through these free methods.

    Fret buzz is a setup problem or an issue with fretting technique.
     
  7. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
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    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Also, turn down the volume or gain control on the amp! That's likely the issue right there. I've played those basses and the pickups are not that hot.
     
  8. AustOKK

    AustOKK

    Nov 23, 2012
    Memphis
    awesome, so much great advice! thanks!! and what do you guys think of bassline pickups?