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Strange behavior on Nordstrand FatStack

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FunkyMan, Apr 3, 2013.


  1. FunkyMan

    FunkyMan

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hello folks! I friend of mine has a bass with Nordstrand Fat Stack pickups, and oddly the pickups produce hum when switched to Stacked mode, but when switched to Single, the hum disappears, is supposed to be the other way arround rigth? and how we know when is stacked and single? because we hear clearly the boost un volume

    Any suggestion will be appreciated!
     
  2. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    boost when in single coil mode (which will hum when not blended).
     
  3. FunkyMan

    FunkyMan

    Nov 27, 2007
    Sorry, i made a mistake in the explanation, i know when it's in single mode and when it's in stacked, just wanted to know if that strange case has happened to anyone before
     
  4. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    still not sure I understand.

    Single mode is louder and hums when the pups are not balanced.
    Stacked is softer in volume and tone and are humcancelling.

    Make sure the red wire (tap) has good connection to ground.

    M
     
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    He's saying you have it backwards. When it hums, it's in single coil mode, which is also louder.
     

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