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JB neck, very low output

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


  1. mr.mow

    mr.mow

    Feb 11, 2009
    Melbourne
    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

    abemo

    Feb 27, 2012
    Arvada, co
    Have you checked pickup height? Are the pole peices properly aligned?
     
  4. soulman969

    soulman969 SUSPENDED

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    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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