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Active pickup problem.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by adubadee, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. adubadee


    Jan 17, 2013
    Hey Guys! I bought a used 2003 American Standard P Bass on Ebay a few years back. It came with active EMG pickups installed, and the originals in the case. I loved the soiund of the EMG's so never cared to change them out. Recently I started losing something in my bass. When I first plug it in it sounds great, but then it slowly becomes more distorted as time passes. Sounds like a fuzz box. It really sounded like the battery was dying, but a new battery didn't solve the problem. I checked all the solder points. Any ideas on how to proceed?

    I will probably end up putting the original pickups in, but i'm hoping to figure this out and keep the EMG's in there.

    Thanks for your time! Peace to you and yours. DD
  2. grendle


    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    Thats what happens when the battery is going dead. or you have something going on in your amp. EMG's are usually ultimatly reliable, double check the connections at your jack too.
  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Check to see if you have a dirty connection on the output jack.