TalkBass Pickups FAQ

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by paul, Jan 25, 2013.


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  1. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    From TB Pickups moderator Ívar Þórólfsson:

    Welcome to the Pickups and Electronics Forum!

    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 Summary of different styles of pickups

    Piezoelectricity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What is a Piezo pickup?

    TalkBass.com SMASH´s excellent J-pickup shootout

    My 'basstasters' for Jazz pickups Davidmwilsons 'Basstasters' for Jazz pickups

    Jazz pups Comparison Chart Bass Player J-pup shootout

    '''Dr. DIMENTO´S experiments:'''
    DIMENTO'S BASIC TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE Dr. DIMENTO'S BASIC TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE
    Dr DIMENTO'S ONGOING "J" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "J" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr. DIMENTOS ONGOING P PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO’S ONGOING “P” PUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "SOAPBAR" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "SOAPBAR" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "HB" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "HB" STYLE PUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr DIMENTO'S ONGOING MM PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "MM" PUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "PJ" PUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO'S ONGOING "PJ" PUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr. DIMENTO’S V-BASS PICKUP EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO’S V-BASS PICKUP EXPERIMENT
    Dr. DIMENTOS ONBOARD PREAMP & BOSS GEB-7 GRAPHIC EQ EXPERIMENT Dr. DIMENTO’S “ONBOARD” PREAMP EXPERIMENT
    DIMENTO PHASE/BLEND EXPLORATION Dr. DIMENTO'S PHASE/BLEND EXPLORATION


    '''Active vs. Passive'''
    *TalkBass.com
    *TalkBass.com

    '''Series / Parallel switching'''
    *TalkBass.com
    *TalkBass.com
    Wiring Diagram for Jazz Parallel/Series Config Wiring Diagram for Jazz Parallel/Series Config
    Series/paralell, need picture, not schematic! Parallel/Series Installation instructions
    Seymour Duncan: Guitar Pickups, Bass Pickups, Pedals Diagram for single coil series mod from Seymour Duncan


    TalkBass.com Precision vs. Jazz

    Jazz Shielding Pictorial (Big Images Warning) Lyle Caldwells excellent Jazz shielding pictorial

    WINDING PICKUP PICKUPS LINK AND MUCH MORE WINDING PICKUP PICKUPS LINK AND MUCH MORE

    Pickup Building Making Pickups the Cheap Way: An Adventure into Pickup Winding

    Searcystringworks.com | Instruments of Distinction Fender Jazz Bass Pickup Restoration

    http://www.subsonicfamily.com/bass/ Gigue's bass pickup/preamp test page
    Tests : DiMarzio - Sadowsky - Aguilar - Fender - Lindy Fralin

    The Art of Soldering! (a how-to) Ray Salamons Guide to The Art of Soldering! (a how-to)
    Soldering Bass Another good soldering thread

    http://www.mrgearhead.com MrGearhead.com - Wiring schematics and diagrams for Fender instruments

    Seymour Duncan: Guitar Pickups, Bass Pickups, Pedals Pictorial diagrams for lots of standard pickup configurations.

    Seymour Duncan: Guitar Pickups, Bass Pickups, Pedals 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!
     
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