bridge pickup noise in a Fender Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by johnvice, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. johnvice


    Sep 7, 2004
    I have a Fender Aerodyne bass which I love except the bridge pickup is noisy. Ironically, I rarely use the neck pick-up, which make no noise. I don't think it's damaged as I have read two reviews that reported the same problem.

    I'm contemplating replacing it with a Seymour Duncan but I'd to find out that is not the problem.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. It's normal. A single coil pickup produces hum. The neck pickup on your bass is a humbucker, or "hum-cancelling pickup".

    You may want to replace your bridge pickup with a stacked-coil humbucker, which will fit in the standard single coil cavity.