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Squier VM Jazz Bass Pickup Help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by infinityplayer1, Dec 18, 2016.


  1. infinityplayer1

    infinityplayer1

    Jan 5, 2014
    Hi guys I just bought a VM Jazz Bass, and I like the sound and everything but there is just one thing: the output, which I feel it is too low compared for example, with my cheaper Affinity Jazz Bass.

    This is the new VM Jazz with the "Fender Designed" pups, but I have some Duncan Designed Pups from a scrapped VM Jazz (the older ones) but I have never actually heard these pups, by your experience, do you think that they are worth changing for the duncans ? Do they have higher output? Do they sound good?

    Thanks for your help
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  2. Have you tried raising them? The output on mine is fine.
     
  3. I have the 5-string with Fender pickups, and I felt the same way about the output. I wound up bringing the bridge pickup about 1/8" below the B and G strings, and the neck pickup about 3/16" or so below those strings. This pickup height just about equals my other Jazz with MM and SD quarter pound pickups, which are set about 1/16" lower overall.
    In my opinion, the pickups do sound really good; warm and fuzzy, good midrange growl. I am apprehensive about replacing them with higher output pickups in fear of losing those qualities. Just kick up the amp volume by 1/2...
     
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