#1
So I just swapped out the stock pickups on my Epiphone Les Paul custom.

I put in a seymor duncan 59' humbucker in the neck, and a JB humbucker in the bridge.

Right, so, I plug her into my amp, and it's quite a bit quieter than with my old pickups.
To get the same volume I now have to be on 6 or 7, whereas before I'd only be on 2 or 3.

Everything still works the same (volume controls and tone flow nicely)

It still sounds mint, very nice tone, just not as loud as before.


Any sort of help/explanation/advice is appreciated.
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#3
Quote by RaggityAnne08
adjust the pickup height


I did, any closer and I'll be touching
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#4
are they active? maybe the battery is dead
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#5
Are all your solder connections up to quality?
(not sure if this could effect, but it's all I can think of)

And of course (don't hate on me for this, just one of those facepalm checks; I'm not insulting intelligence) is your guitar volume knob where it should be?

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are they active? maybe the battery is dead


The JB and jazz are both passive.
#6
I'm not an expert on this, but did you do anything to the volume pots on your guitar when you wired them up?
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#7
lol, I know how to solder (I'm an industrial mechanic, I've done it plenty of times)

and yeah, the volume knobs still work as they should
I've checked the wiring a couple of times

everything is great, even flow when adjusting volume, it just won't go very loud
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Quote by Black_&_Silver
I did, any closer and I'll be touching


That's your problem. Back them down. Too close kills your signal right away.
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That's your problem. Back them down. Too close kills your signal right away.


Really?
I've never had this problem.
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Quote by DLrocket89
That's your problem. Back them down. Too close kills your signal right away.


Ok, I tried that, didn't really make much of a difference

I'm within the 1/8" to 1/16" that the instructions say I should be
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Quote by -Collapse-
Really?
I've never had this problem.


passive pups have pretty strong magnets in them and the string motion is slowed my the magnets (like moving a string through molasses).

usually poor sustain is the result, but if you have them too close it might completely kill the signal.

actives (EMGs, livewires, etc) use very weak magnets and then an on-board amplifier, so that you can place the pups right up to the strings w/o losing sustain.
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Quote by DLrocket89
passive pups have pretty strong magnets in them and the string motion is slowed my the magnets (like moving a string through molasses).

usually poor sustain is the result, but if you have them too close it might completely kill the signal.

actives (EMGs, livewires, etc) use very weak magnets and then an on-board amplifier, so that you can place the pups right up to the strings w/o losing sustain.


Thanks, it seems I've learned something without intending to.
I'll try rolling back my bridge and see if it makes a difference.
#14
ok, so I dropped them even lower, and now it's working great

****ing mint

thanks man, I owe you one
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Quote by Black_&_Silver
ok, so I dropped them even lower, and now it's working great

****ing mint

thanks man, I owe you one


Glad to help. Glad I actually got it right for once...
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#16
Wow, you must've had them close to kill volume, surprised they weren't rattlin on the covers. Glad you got your sh!t workin!
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