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Matching a P/J set to an ACG filter pre?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by takeout, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    This won't be another "how do I get the Wal tone for $5?" thread (unless you know of something?). I'm mainly fishing for input from others - what P/Js have you matched with an ACG, what was the result, etc.?

    I'm considering putting the pre in my fretless Fender JBS, the bridge pickup in which is probably underwound relative to the neck pickup.
  2. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    I'm listening to the crickets. I have an ACG pre in one of my fretlesses, but it sports dual-blade soap bars (Duncan SSBs), so I have nothing of any substance to contribute.

    (Except that I don't think the pre cares about what the pickups are, as long as they have enough output and impedance to function...)
    Zoobiedood likes this.
  4. FugaziBomb


    Jun 5, 2017
    I would first identify what frequencies the preamp is boosting. From there, I would try and find out the resonant peak frequencies of as many PJ sets as I could. This would inform a lot about my choice.
  5. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    EQ-01, since several folks have asked.
    Bob_Ross likes this.
  6. MPU


    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Filter preamps don't boost or cut a set frequency. I'd try to find a pickup that has wide frequency range. There's no sense in having a pickup that limits frequencies and use a preamp that let's you tailor a very broad frequency range.
  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    fwiw I installed an ACG EQ-02 in a bass that had a pair of EMG J pickups and they mated beautifully...so I would expect similar compatibility from a set of EMG PJ pickups.

    But hell if I know for certain.
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