55-94 Pickup Settings

55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby ncarpe2000 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:48 am

I know that this model is designed to allow the player to replicate the sounds of the Fender Jazz, Fender Precision, and Ernie Ball Music Man basses. I've experimented with mine a lot in search of these sounds and sort of feel like I'm coming up short. Does anyone have any advice on how these sounds are achieved? Also, what are your preferred strings? Thanks!
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby nolabass » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:23 am

Back in another now dead forum Dan Lakin posted suggested settings. I can't find it at the moment but I imagine some of these guys saved it. Are these the Barts or the new Lakland pups?
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby ncarpe2000 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:17 pm

They are the Barts. Thanks.
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby ac11367 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:27 am

I'm not exactly sure, but it's somewhere along the lines of:

Fender Jazz sound:

pickup selector - bridge
pickup knob - bridge
treb - 2 oclock
mid - 2 oclock
bass - 12 oclock

Musicman sound:
pickup selector - middle
pickup knob - bridge
treb - 3 oclock
mid - 9 oclock
bass - 3 oclock

Precision sound:
pickup selector - middle
pickup knob - neck
treb - 12 oclock
mid - 2 oclock
bass - 2 oclock

I've read this at another forum and memorized it. I don't know if it's for the Barts or the Lakland p-ups. But I tried it on my Bart equipped 55-02 and those settings seem to be in the ballpark of the above bass tones.
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby Chef » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:42 pm

"12 o'clock" meaning on the center detent?
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby nolabass » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:14 pm

That would be my guess Chef. As well the mid knob has a DIP switch in the control cavity to change the frequency point.

My P Bass setting is coil tap in center.
Bass +2,
Mid +2, (700hz DIP Switch?)
Treble +4 or so,
pickup blend +1 towards neck pup.

My strings are Lakland nickle and 3-4 years old.
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby ac11367 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:56 am

Chef wrote:"12 o'clock" meaning on the center detent?


You are correct.
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby Chef » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:59 am

cool;thx
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby ac11367 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:52 am

Hey, are you the same Chef from TB forum who owns (or have owned) a couple of G&L's?
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby Chef » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:02 am

Yessir, guilty as charged.
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Re: 55-94 Pickup Settings

Postby ac11367 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:13 am

ac11367 wrote:I'm not exactly sure, but it's somewhere along the lines of:

Fender Jazz sound:

pickup selector - bridge
pickup knob - bridge
treb - 2 oclock
mid - 2 oclock
bass - 12 oclock

Musicman sound:
pickup selector - middle
pickup knob - bridge
treb - 3 oclock
mid - 9 oclock
bass - 3 oclock

Precision sound:
pickup selector - middle
pickup knob - neck
treb - 12 oclock
mid - 2 oclock
bass - 2 oclock

I've read this at another forum and memorized it. I don't know if it's for the Barts or the Lakland p-ups. But I tried it on my Bart equipped 55-02 and those settings seem to be in the ballpark of the above bass tones.


I opened up the back panel of my 5502 and set the frequency to 250hz. It makes the above settings sound more similar to the bass tones it tries to emulate.
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