Squier Affinity J Bass control knobs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheOnlyJuan, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. I do not know if any of you guys run into this type of problem with your Affinity J bass but I have owned two and it seems that you have to have the knobs controlling the volume of the pick-up guards the same or you will get a hiss type feedback. Likewise with the tone control. If you set to far in one direction that same hiss appears. Is this normal for two entirely different basses to have the same type problem or is that the way that they are set up? Because if it is, how are we supposed to dial up our own dial tone? Any knowledge and/or wisdom that you can impart upon me will be most graciously accepted.

  2. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    The hum is cancelled when both pickups are at the same volume. It will get more noticable as you tweak each pickup. Every jazz I've played is like that.
  3. Swampman Cory

    Swampman Cory

    Nov 9, 2009
    Los Angeles / ex-Michigan
    Endorsing Artist: Reunion Blues, 64 Audio, Mesa Engineering, Ernie Ball.
    Yup, that's normal on any jazz bass without "noiseless pickups." Single-coil pickups do that. You'll learn to love it... or something. I play my jazz bass with both volume knobs all the way up most of the time, changing when there is a need.
  4. Whew! For a second I thought I bought two defective Jazz basses. Thanks!