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Bridge pickup noise on Jazz Bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Gyoon, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Gyoon


    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I have a passive Geddy Lee Jazz that just makes a little too much hum with the solo'ed bridge pickup. I know that this noise is inherent in the design of single coil pickups. Just checking to see if anybody has made a great noise-free recording using just the bridge pickup, and if so, how? I love that sound, especially with some distortion to cut through. I was thinking in investing in a SD bassline Classic Stack pu, but would rather save the money.

  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm moving this to pickups. You'll probably get more answere over here.
  3. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I have a Geddy Lee jazz and yes the pickups are noise that’s how single coil pickups are.
    What I did is I replaced the pickups with Dimarzio model J pickups they are humbucking and have more output volume. They sound great.