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Nordstrand NJ4SV soft output?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by grovest, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. grovest


    Feb 26, 2002
    Has anyone else experienced lower than expected output from their nj4sv Nordys? I swapped pups in my passive PJ to Fralin P (amazing... supple... rich... massive) and a Nordy J, and the output of the two is so unbalanced I feel like I'm never taking advantage of the bridge tone. As the P is quite hot I usually have to back down input gains already, leaving the J lost in the mix if I intentionally or unintentionally swap the pup selector to PJ or J. To Fender's credit, I don't remember the stock pups being this unbalanced. So I accept I created this situation. :cool:

    I can't raise the J pup any more and I don't want to depress the P pup. Also can't consider active electronics onboard. Ideas?

    A) resistor on the P pup?
    B) swap out Nordys for another (or just back to stock) J pup?
    C) use a pedal boost when on J?

    And as an aside, would the Fralin J hum cancelling by any chance run hotter than the NJ4SV?


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