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Killing the hum

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I recently bought a MIM Fender jazz and a set of replacement Dimarzio Model J PUPs for it. I was thinking about shielding the pickup and control cavities but since the model js are humbuckers, and in the interest of saving time and effort, is it really necessary to shield it to kill the hum?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Couldn't hurt if you're around really noisy electric stuff. But if it's quiet most of the time, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Also, I just want these to wire them to run their standard fashion. That's probably not the correct way to say that but do I need to tell the install guy series or parallel? I'm not interested in setting them up to switch between the two modes at this time. Thanks.
     
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    You shouldn't have to tell him. Any competent tech should know to wire them in parallel unless told otherwise.
     
  5. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    On the Dimarzio pickup instructions it says parallel wiring will have less output but with clearer highs and a cleaner sound. It also says the standard wiring for most humbuckers is series. Is parallel the way to go?
     
  6. draginon

    draginon

    Oct 4, 2004
    depends on what you want man. they are your pickups and it is your sound.

    If you want the clearer highs and cleaner sound and are willing to sacrifice output go parallel. IF you want more about, less highs then go series
     
  7. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I think I will go series.