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Low output on EMG P-J

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Persuader, Feb 15, 2001.


  1. Persuader

    Persuader

    Feb 7, 2001
    upstate,ny
    I have an Alembic Persuader with a P-J setup and the J is much lower in output than the P. When combined, the P vol lowers till i turn the J back off. The P seems fine and although it seems like a simple rev. pol. problem, it didn't get better when i reversed the J wires.What could it be?
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The P is a higher output p/u.

    It could also depend on how close the J is to the bridge. I've noticed on basses w/the J really close to the bridge, it has no power.

    See how close to the strings the J is. EMG recomends that the p/u be as close to the strings as possible with out touching them.

    I hope this helps.:)