more volume out of my J pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by JoelEoM, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. JoelEoM


    Mar 11, 2002
    Lancaster, PA
    i have an old yamaha pbass that i converted to fretless recently, and decided to get rid of the P pickup, and install a single coil J at the bridge, wire that to a volume pot, and then go straight to the output jack. i installed a carvin J99 and everything is passive. my problem is that its not quite as hot as i would like it to be. i like the tone, but not the volume. ive already raised the pickup quite a bit as well, and that helped, but still not enough. is there any way i can get more volume(i.e. going with active electronics) without buying a new pickup? im new to bass electronics, so any help would be appreciated. if active will work, how would i go about doing that(i'd like to keep it as simple as a single volume control) thanks guys.
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The string moves less near the bridge so you always get less volume from bridge pickups.

    Turn up your amp.