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

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


  1. AustOKK

    AustOKK

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    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

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    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

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    You might want to talk to that G&L guy....
  4. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    Lower the pickups one full turn of the mounting screws.
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  6. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

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

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