What should I cover my pickups with and is it ok to ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Punch21, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Punch21


    Nov 8, 2019
    I have JJ Pickups.Basically, when I play aggressive and slap the bass I get a rly boomy sound bcs the strings get to close to the pickups poles, i lowered the pickups as much as I could, i think they can go lower, but the screws are rly hard to turn and im afraid to turn them even more, so what should I do ?
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    shim the neck & raise the saddles
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  3. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    Better technique? ;)

    open the bass by removing pickups, see what’s going on down there... maybe there’s too much foam, or a pickup wire in the way? Also, see how deep screws go on their own, and maybe drill deeper holes...

    if by boomy you mean you get popping sounds from strings touching the poles, then the “classic” solution is to put tape across the poles... kinda crude but I guess it could be effective...
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020
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