Hi all! Welcome to the pickups forum here on Talkbass. If you are new here on Talkbass, please take the time to read the Talkbass FAQ. These forums have been around since 1999 and many topics have been covered here over and over again. I would like to urge people to use the Search function before posting. Here is a collection of links from very common topics here. Summary of different styles of pickups What is a Piezo pickup? SMASH´s excellent J-pickup shootout Davidmwilsons 'Basstasters' for Jazz pickups Dr. DIMENTO´S experiments: Dr. DIMENTO'S BASIC TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "J" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO’S ONGOING “P” PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "SOAPBAR" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "HB" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "MM" PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "PJ" PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO’S V-BASS PICKUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO’S “ONBOARD” PREAMP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S PHASE/BLEND EXPLORATION Active vs. Passive TalkBass.com TalkBass.com Series / Parallel switching TalkBass.com TalkBass.com TalkBass.com Wiring Diagram for Jazz Parallel/Series Config Parallel/Series Installation instructions Diagram for single coil series mod from Seymour Duncan Precision vs. Jazz Lyle Caldwells excellent Jazz shielding pictorial WINDING PICKUP PICKUPS LINK AND MUCH MORE Gigue's bass pickup/preamp test page Tests : DiMarzio - Sadowsky - Aguilar - Fender - Lindy Fralin Ray Salamons Guide to The Art of Soldering! (a how-to) Another good soldering thread MrGearhead.com - Wiring schematics and diagrams for Fender instruments Pictorial diagrams for lots of standard pickup configurations. Seymours huge Q&A section These are questions and answers culled from ten years of Seymour's "Pickup Questions" column in Vintage Guitar magazine compiled here for your enjoyment and reference. (Over 700 questions and answers) If you cannot find info on specific pickups you are wondering about. Please include all necessery info in your post. Info such as what type of bass, playing style, sound preference etc. Thank you for your time! Ívar Þórólfsson Moderator of the Pickups forum. P.s. if you see something you would like to add to this list, then please PM me.