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Too hot Quarter Pounder P?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tommy gilstrap, Mar 12, 2009.


  1. I recently installed a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in my Fender P bass. It sounds great but I have to use the input on my amp that is designated for active basses. I have quite a few basses both active and passive and none of them even come close to the output of this. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience or would know what is causing this preamp clipping output.:cool:
     
  2. Jo6Pak

    Jo6Pak

    May 2, 2007
    Yes! I swapped out the stock (broken) pups on my '06 HW1 P-Bass with SPB3 awhile back. I tested them on a little practice amp and into the case it went for some time (I fiddle with my '08 Jazz more than anything.) Recently I took it out and plugged it into my Yammy BBT-500H for a spin. What did I hear? Distortion. Even at very low volume. My first thought was, 'Damn, there goes another amp". Then I noticed the input clip light was blinking away. I had it cranked for the Jazz (also passive). Turned the gain down a bit and all was well. Whew! Stupid me...
     
  3. sonicnuance

    sonicnuance Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2003
    California, USA
    Engineer & Owner, Sonic Nuance Electronics
    My pickup also broke on my 1984 Fender P and I went to a Quarter Pounder. It is one of the loudest and definitely the loudest passive pickups I've ever used. The transients out of them are pretty large.

    I knew I was in trouble when I used a Sansamp bass driver and couldn't get it to stop farting even with the drive level at min :)
     
  4. jtc_hunter

    jtc_hunter

    Feb 16, 2007
    If you like the action of your bass, the way it is, then lower the pickup. You can trim the foam backing down a little , and screw the pickup screws in a little deeper. This will make it a little less harsh. Just a thought, cause string height in relation to poles can make a difference.
     

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