#1
My Jazz Pickup sucks and is very lightweight. I found a heavier one. Should I put that one on? If weight has anything to with the sound, that is.
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#2
?? You mean the pickup is physically heavier? not heavier as in sound? if so then try it out and see what it sounds like.
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#3
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?? You mean the pickup is physically heavier? not heavier as in sound? if so then try it out and see what it sounds like.


I agree
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#4
Yes, it's heavier in weight.
My current sound like a very pathetic 'brrrr' and I've been told that a heavier one would provide me with a fatter, warmer tone.
I don't know anything about soldering, so Im asking before I attempt anything dumb.
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#5
A heavier pickup might have more windings and thus hotter output. Worth a try. Any model or maker info on either pickup?
#6
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A heavier pickup might have more windings and thus hotter output. Worth a try. Any model or maker info on either pickup?


Nice analogy. Although look at Neodymium, Stupidly lightweight but a brilliant magnet.
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#7
It came from an unknown brand. The bass was good though. Much better than the one I'm using now. It got destroyed in a modding accident.
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#8
^what brand bass?
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#9
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#10
So, you're taking a pickup from a cheap bass and putting it into a cheaper one?
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#11
hmmmm you could try it i supose.

if it doesent work for you i subjest EMG J active pickups they have ALOT of meat on the tone.
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#12
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It got destroyed in a modding accident.


What'd you do, try to remove the finish by setting it on fire? Or "unbolt" the neck by pulling a Paul Simonon?


Anyway, weight is a bad thing to go by in determining whether a pickup will sound better or not. It -does- imply a heavier magnet, but a heavier magnet is by no means necessarily a stronger magnet. It could have more windings, it could have fewer, who knows. The resistance of the coil is a better indicator.

However, if you don't like the pickups you have in the bass now, you've really got nothing to lose. Stick that sucker in.
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