fender american standard jazz bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 77mmstingray, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. 77mmstingray


    Jan 29, 2012
    I recently had my 2012 jazz bass set up for the first time
    The tech did a nice job.
    He lowered the neck pick up to about 1/2 the height of the bridge pick up.
    he said the "blended" sound would be "sweeter"
    I have only had a chance to play it through a very small practice amp. The only difference i can hear with that amp is the volume is much lower.
    Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

    I will be hearing it out of my main amp at a gig fiday nite. I was just curious
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Bring a screwdriver to the gig. Your tech should never have changed the pickup height unless you told him to. He just drastically changed the sound of your bass when both pickups are at 100%.
  3. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    It's normal. Neck pickup typically ends up much lower than the bridge pickup, but output should be fairly balanced between the two.
  4. 77mmstingray


    Jan 29, 2012
    Thanks for the input
    I'll let you know how it sounds friday nite