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Fender MIM Jazz V and pickup hum

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Tamochantern, Sep 23, 2008.


  1. Tamochantern

    Tamochantern

    Apr 20, 2006
    Decatur, MS
    I got a Fender MIM Jazz V a few years ago and have always just turned all the knobs on it wide open. I've only recently started tinkering with different tones by soloing pickups and the like. I got my Jazz V out the other day and tried to play with only the bridge pickup open. Everything sounded fine. I tried to add a little of the neck pickup to the sound and this sound that sounded kinda like a muted trumpet came from my amp. Not terribly loud, but noticeable.
    I tried it in different settings and it happened with every one unless I had the neck and bridge knobs equal. Is this common? If not, does anyone know what the problem could be?

    A little more info...I run straight to the amp (no effects) and it has happened on multiple amps.
     
  2. newbold

    newbold

    Sep 21, 2008
    Toronto
    Never happened to me. Same bass...I roll the volumes off a bit to set my amp volume so i can dig in with the volume knob or have a bit of travel in the pot to let me play really quietly but still pump out volume.

    I get pickup hum but not crazy trumpet sound.

    I'm gonna look for noiseless pickups sometime. Wish the quarter pounders came in split coil.
     

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