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what value pots for jazz humbuckers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Toneman, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Toneman


    Jun 6, 2001
    Long Island
    If I replace stock Fender jazz pickups with linear humbuckers do I need to change the pots from 250k to 500k.
    Also on my P/J which already has a linear humbucker along with a stock P pickup what value should the tone pot be and is it ok to use a small pot there because the space is pretty tight where the tone pot is on a P/J.
  2. southernrocker

    southernrocker Banned

    Apr 4, 2009
    I've never messed with bass 'buckers, but you'll be safe with 500k.
  3. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    what did the manufacturer say to use? a 500k will load the pups more and lower the freq resonance peak thus making a darker sounding bass.
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    that's exactly backwards. 250ks will load them down more, darkening them. 500ks will load them less, brightening them up.

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