Pickup replacement with Jaguar Bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tripperthe3, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. tripperthe3


    Jan 16, 2013
    So, i have the cheaper Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar. Here is a link to it.


    The problem i am having is that when ever i plug into my bass rig setup up, using a acoustic B300H head with a ampeg 250 portabass cab, i get this insane hissing sound when ever i am not playing and sometimes when i am playing. I have had it check out and all of the electronics and wiring in it are fine. Now i always get asked if it is the bass head but the head is brand new i brought 2 weeks ago and the cab is older like 10 years old. Is it possible that it is my cab? it is not any cables because i replaced all the cables last week and still have the same noise.

    I was also told that the pickups on the bass were meant to do that and if i did not like it just change the pickups. If this is the case what pickups should i change too. I play a little bit of disco and funk. But mainly pop punk/indie music.
  2. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
  3. tripperthe3


    Jan 16, 2013
    I have tried that before and still get the same hissing sound.
  4. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    does this happen every where you play or mainly just in the practice space?
  5. tripperthe3


    Jan 16, 2013
    it only happens when i am not playing.
  6. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    Does it happen with different amps also?
  7. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    are you turning the active EQ knobs all the way up? they should be closer to the center, where that notch in their travel is. otherwise you're boosting all kinds of hiss and racket.
  8. tedsalt


    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    Sounds like a grounding issue. You are grounding it when you play. The bridge is not grounded properly. Check the ground wire that goes to the bridge.