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Single coil hum question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassvi, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. bassvi


    Jul 12, 2005
    I just got an EMG BTC active tone control i want to install in one of my Squier Telecaster Special (2 pups, mudbucker and Duncan designed J-style bridge) is the leading candidate..... However that bridge pup has serious single coil hum in it and i'm concerned the BTC might make it even worse..... Am i right? Would i be better off just replacing the bridge pup with something better?
  2. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Spokane, Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    I can't stand hum, so I would recommend getting a humbucking J pickup regardless of what else you decide to do.