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Dimarzio Model J Wiring/Volume Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by dls119, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    So I wired up my new Model Js and they sound fantastic, however I've noticed that I have very little volume control. They seem to be either on or off, no real middle ground, so I can't really blend different volume levels on the neck and bridge pickups.

    I'm using stock Squier VM Jazz pots.

    Am I missing something, should I swap the pots out, or what?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    I would suggest the taper of the pots is at fault here, not the pickups.
  3. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    So you would suggest replacing them entirely?
  4. Yeah, that's a taper issue.

    Try linear taper pots.
  5. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Okay, thanks a lot! I'll get the parts together and rewire this weekend.
  6. If this problem wasn't present with the stock pickups and is now, would that indicate the pots or something not properly wired on the new install?