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1970's Mighty Mite P bass pickup, help?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rdhbass, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    Hi, I posted this so in hopes that somebody else has a pickup like mine. I excitedly bought a P bass pickup, with the removable covers that was brand new New old stock Mighty mite 70's made by early Seymour Duncan. I had no instructions for install and i have two wires for each pickup a red one and a white one. I put both pickups together (combining inside red and white wire) and assume that the red wire is Hot and White is ground. I get alot of noise from these, they have strong magnets and any which way i hook em up, red hot or white hot I get noise. i have shielded my cavity, made a bridge ground, etc. and I still have a little noise. I want these dead quiet. Anybody know these pickups?
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Have you tried connecting two reds and taking the output from the two whites, or vice versa? It's just a thought.

    If you have a one pickup bass, phasing (red= hot or ground?) doesn't really make any difference because the coils aren't shielded.

    Is the body shielded all the way into the pickup cavity?

    If properly interconnected, a P Bass pickup is a humbucker so it should be pretty quiet.

    Good luck!!!!
  3. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    i will try all these things, thanks!