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Fender USA Deluxe Jazz 5/J-Retro issue.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Asomodai, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Asomodai


    Jan 21, 2006
    London UK
    Hey guys.

    My USA Jazz Deluxe 5 with Noiseless Fender pups has had a pre-amp change, from the standard Fender one to a J-retro deluxe.

    However since the change everytime i touch the pickup pole peices there is a large amount of buzz. Touching the bridge does not make buzz occur however. Only when i touch the pickups.

    With the previous pre-amp it required the pickup ground to go to a grounding pin. With the J-Retro the pickups are supposed to be grounded to the J-retro itself it is currently wired like this.

    These diagrams explain better.

    http://support.fender.com/diagrams/basses/...5900_02BPg2.pdf - Original Fender pre-amp Schem

    http://www.east-uk.com/jretrodeluxe01.pdf - Page 5 for the J-retro Schem

    Any ideas?

  2. Vakmere


    Sep 6, 2007
    I always wondered why they called them pickups "noiseless". Try putting the pickup ground back on the grounding pin again and see if that does it.
  3. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada/Motown
    Greetings from the North,

    Maybe quit touching the pole pieces or better yet send an email or call John East. From what I understand he's usually very willing to help.

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