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J style bridge pup problem

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by champlainbass, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. champlainbass


    Feb 15, 2010
    Peru, NY
    I have a G&L tribute JB-2. The problem is when I play through the bridge pup, either blended with neck pup or by itself, I get a background "ride cymbal" like sound through the amp. If I play through the neck pup, no background sound. Any thoughts before I start tinkering?
  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    have you tried that bass in another amp? different cable? try to narrow it down.
    thats what i do before i start "tinkering".
  3. champlainbass


    Feb 15, 2010
    Peru, NY
    Tried it through my deluxe reverb-same problem
  4. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Maybe you need foam in the height adjustment springs under that pickup.
  5. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Yes, this could be the "spring ping" I've read about in some G&L's. Try lowering the pickup slightly to compress the springs. This might help for another reason -- you might be getting some weird overtones from the pickup being too close to the strings.
  6. champlainbass


    Feb 15, 2010
    Peru, NY
    Well, I removed the pup and the springs. Placed foam where the springs were and viola!-no more ping. Thanks folks:D

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