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Active Jazz neck Pickup issue

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lonegroover, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. lonegroover


    Jul 16, 2006
    Anyone know what this might be:

    I've got a active Fender CS Jazz (less that a year old) and I normally have the pot for switching pickups set flat (50% each neck and bridge). I was playing through the phones last night and rolled the bridge Pup off and Neck right up. As I reached what should have been full on neck there was no volume. In fact it was cutting out just over 3/4way to the point of being on max neck Pup.

    When I checked further by rolling back towards flat (50/50) overall volume seemed to step up considerably once the pot reached flat (50/50).

    I hope this makes sense to someone. I checked both batteries with a tester and they both seemed OK.
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    The bass is active because of the preamp not the pup which is passive - if it's a Custom Shop = CS. In fact Fender doesn't make an active bass pup I'm aware of.

    Flat is typically an EQ term but the detent (blend mid position), is 100/100 not 50/50 and tapers from that to zip from the neck/bridge pup depending on which way you go. So apparently what you're hearing is the J taper down to 0 and no neck. In other words, as you've assessed, the neck pup apparently is not functioning at all.

    See FAQ Dimento's Trouble Shooting Guide
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