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Need help with J + MM pickup config.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Philthy, Apr 7, 2003.


  1. Philthy

    Philthy Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Wallington, NJ
    I'm a bit experimental with bass building and revamping. I have a jazz bass in which I routed out the bridge pickup to fit a MM style humbucker. I installed a 2-band active preamp. Here's my dilema. I have both a bartolini Jazz bass neck position pickup and a bartolini MM style bridge pickup. I have everything wired correctly (so I think). I'm getting good sound out of the bass however I notice when I turn the blend pot to only have the neck pickup (Jazz pickup) on, play a note and bend the string; the volume kinda cuts out when the string is bent. It's weird. It's kinda sounding like a wah, flanger effect. Any reason as to why this would happen. It doesn't happen when I put full blend on just the MM pickup.

    Do I just have a bumb neck J pickup? Any ideas?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Which pickup? Do you know what it looks like under the pickup cover? Maybe you are bending the string past the pole pieces.
     
  3. Philthy

    Philthy Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Wallington, NJ
    ok....this is what is carved on the bottom of the pickup 9W544-L