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Help w/ Fralin Jazz Pickups!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by flewis, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. flewis

    flewis Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I have a 2005 Americian Jazz Bass that I just installed a set of Fralins Jazz Bass Pickups (not the split coil set) and now I seem to have noise issues. I am only a notice w/ pickups and Bass Guitar work at best. Could someone please help me here. I can differently tell the tone is better and the output is hotter. I checked my work and I wired the fralins just like the Am Pickups were wired. Do I now need to shield my cavities now or am I missing something here.

    1) Just touching the strings a get a poping sound.

    2) If the pickups controls are not adjusted approx the same level there is a considerable amount of noise.

    Someone please help!
  2. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    is it grounded?