#1
Hi, I wanted to replace the pickups in my Squier Jag special. I was wondering if anybody knew what kind of pickups it already has (the output of each). Because when I play it through my amp now the sound breaks up even when I turn on the -15db button. (I’m not sure if the pickups have too much output, or what). I was thinking of getting this and this. And my final question is, if I brought it to someone to switch out, they could make the change from active to passive, correct?

Thanks,
Sam
#2
Try turning the active EQ and volume on the Bass ,and turn down the pre amp section of your amp.Yes it can be made passive, or a switch or push/pull pot can be installed to switch from active to passive.What kind of amp do you play and do you use any effects?
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#3
Okay I will try all that but. I'm not home now. And I'm playing through an old Ampeg Svt 3 that I've had plenty of.problems with. My cab is a TC 210
#5
Quote by op4blushift
i think you need a better amp first if your sound is breaking up.


This, if you feel the need to say your amp blows, blame it before the bass. Go to a store and play some amps with your bass, this will give you a feel for some new amps and see if your bass is ok as is.
#6
Well I wanted new pickups anyways, the breaking up sound was just a separate thing to think about. But my other jazz bass sounds fine, its just my active jaguar that breaks up.
#7
does your amp have an active switch or input? It might sound fine when in the right place.