Boost or new pups?

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Boost or new pups?

Postby Bob Amstadt » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:31 pm

My MIJ P bass has Dimarzio pups and the output I'm getting isn't enough to drive my preamp hard enough. Should I change out the pups or add some extra amplification in front of my preamp? Thoughts?
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Re: Boost or new pups?

Postby ghiadub » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:34 pm

What preamp are you using?
It seems odd that the pre does not have enough gain to drive a P bass pickup. What is the output of the PU? If its low, maybe a broken wire?

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Re: Boost or new pups?

Postby hoytbasses » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:33 am

Something seems weird about a DiMarzio not pumping out enough to drive the pre: perhaps a frayed ground or something? Don't their P pickups run about 8-9k? Youse is the Electronics guy... I know barely enough to get my basses wired properly so I defer to the electronics guys on this fine assemblage of basstards.
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Re: Boost or new pups?

Postby Bob Amstadt » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:58 am

Never used their pups before. So, didn't know if maybe they were a low-output pup. I'm running the bass directly into an Ampeg B1R which I can saturate with all of my Hoyt built basses, but can't saturate with the Dimarzios.
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Re: Boost or new pups?

Postby Bob Amstadt » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:24 pm

False alarm. I plugged my other basses into my amp and the peak light isn't coming on for them any more either. Looks like I have an amp issue and not a bass issue.
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