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JB neck, very low output

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mr.mow, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. mr.mow


    Feb 11, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: BBE/G&L Basses
    Near new jazz bass with factory fitted fender 'vintage' jazz pickups, bridge is fine, but the neck has whisper quiet output, I tried wiring it direct, same problem, so it's not the pots.

    Anything I can do here, or just assume its kaput?
  2. I had the same issue with a set of custom shop '60 pickups.
  3. abemo


    Feb 27, 2012
    Arvada, co
    Have you checked pickup height? Are the pole peices properly aligned?
  4. Put a meter on it and check the resistance. If you're not getting a reading then you probably have a broken wire in the coil or there's a bad solder connection on the bass plate. If it's the latter you may be able to repair it but it's the former you'll need a new pickup.
  5. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

    Dec 4, 2009
    Downunder Oz
    Bass player
    Wow my Deluxe Lyte has always had low output & ive never thought that it maybe the wiring cold joints & the rest.Always thought it would be the p/u`s or the preamp.
    Im getting the wiring all checked & re soldered to hear for change.

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