Jump to content
Rocco_Crocco

How does the magnetic bridge pickup sound in your '59?

Recommended Posts

Mine is very lacking in the low end/bass department. The Lester model equivalent pickup sounds more ballsy and powerful.

 

I am trying to figure out if it is the nature of the stock Line 6 pickup, or if something else is going on, such as a wiring issue. Any help is appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got 2013 & 2017 JTV59's and I wouldn't describe bridge pickups as lacking low end/bass.  I don't adjust mine close to the strings either.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got 2013 & 2017 JTV59's and I wouldn't describe bridge pickups as lacking low end/bass.  I don't adjust mine close to the strings either.  

I agree. I own a 2016 JTV59 and the PUs are great IMO!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I am not sure what is going on with my pickup. At first I thought maybe one of the coils stopped working, but there is no 60 cycle hum, so that is not it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time to make up a 1/4" plug/cable with alligator clips on one end - attach to the bridge pickup wires where they connect to PCB and/or selector switch directly and feed that to an amplifier.  I once discovered a bad pickup selector on a Strat guitar with the trusty alligator clips to 1/4" phono.  

 

Take the battery out of the JTV59 to avoid possibly shorting any other circuitry.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...