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TalkBass Pickups FAQ

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by paul, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. paul

    paul Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Hi all!

    Welcome to the pickups forum here on Talkbass.

    If you are new here on Talkbass, please take the time to read the http://www.talkbass.com/forum/misc.php?s=&action=faq Talkbass FAQ.

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    These forums have been around since 1999 and many topics have been covered here over and over again.

    I would like to urge people to use the http://www.talkbass.com/forum/search.php?s= Search function before posting.

    Here is a collection of links from very common topics here.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=213663 Summary of different styles of pickups

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezoelectric What is a Piezo pickup?

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91384 SMASH´s excellent J-pickup shootout

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=186190 Davidmwilsons 'Basstasters' for Jazz pickups

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2423993&postcount=3 Bass Player J-pup shootout

    '''Dr. DIMENTO´S experiments:'''
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276127 Dr. DIMENTO'S BASIC TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123790 Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "J" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127322 Dr. DIMENTO’S ONGOING “P” PUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126895 Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "SOAPBAR" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126969 Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "HB" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123068 Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "MM" PUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124608 Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "PJ" PUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=250587 Dr. DIMENTO’S V-BASS PICKUP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128756 Dr. DIMENTO’S “ONBOARD” PREAMP EXPERIMENT
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=242564 Dr. DIMENTO'S PHASE/BLEND EXPLORATION

    '''Active vs. Passive'''

    '''Series / Parallel switching'''
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=141764 Wiring Diagram for Jazz Parallel/Series Config
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195970 Parallel/Series Installation instructions
    http://www.seymourduncan.com/website/support/schematics/sgl_coil_series_mod.html Diagram for single coil series mod from Seymour Duncan

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111347 Precision vs. Jazz

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=159191 Lyle Caldwells excellent Jazz shielding pictorial

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=245200 WINDING PICKUP PICKUPS LINK AND MUCH MORE

    http://home.zonnet.nl/wilmaremy/makingpups.html Making Pickups the Cheap Way: An Adventure into Pickup Winding

    http://www.searcystringworks.com/jbass.html Fender Jazz Bass Pickup Restoration

    http://www.subsonicfamily.com/bass/ Gigue's bass pickup/preamp test page
    Tests : DiMarzio - Sadowsky - Aguilar - Fender - Lindy Fralin

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195951 Ray Salamons Guide to The Art of Soldering! (a how-to)
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=217131 Another good soldering thread

    http://www.mrgearhead.com MrGearhead.com - Wiring schematics and diagrams for Fender instruments

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/schematics.shtml Pictorial diagrams for lots of standard pickup configurations.

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/seymours_q_and_a.shtml Seymours huge Q&A section
    ''These are questions and answers culled from ten years of Seymour's "Pickup Questions" column in Vintage Guitar magazine compiled here for your enjoyment and reference. (Over 700 questions and answers)''

    If you cannot find info on specific pickups you are wondering about. Please include all necessery info in your post. Info such as what type of bass, playing style, sound preference etc.

    Thank you for your time!

    Ívar Þórólfsson
    Moderator of the Pickups forum.

    P.s. if you see something you would like to add to this list, then please http://www.talkbass.com/forum/private.php PM me.

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