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BALANCE OF THESE PICKUPS

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BHuntsalot, Dec 14, 2004.


  1. BHuntsalot

    BHuntsalot

    Nov 3, 2004
    I finished tonight my project of changing out my stock pickups for a set of SD Quarter Pound jazz pickups. I did notice one thing that I need help with. When trying them out I turned the bridge volume down and checked the neck. It was great. I then turned the neck down and turned up the bridge and noticed that the sound output was about half of what the output was on the neck pickup alone. Is there a reason for this?? Thanks
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    the output is a function of their placement. Swap those pups around and you'll get the same. It would probably take a neck pup with a 4 ohm output for those pups to balance. You can drop the neck pup and raise the bridge pup to compensate a bit but what you're experiencing is normal in a bass.

    Also, I don't remember whether 1/4's are singles or HB's but if 60 cycle hum isn't an issue, all you need to do is turn down the neck volume.