ricstudioc Posted May 30, 2014 Share Posted May 30, 2014 Howdy hey - This is for the guys (gals) that have gone into the guts of the JTV's - swapped pickups and such, and maybe familiar with the circuitry in the thing - this is regarding the mag pickups - Having worked with the JTV69 for the past six weeks or so, I've come to the conclusion that the mags are just too damn bright for my tastes/style - this thing makes an ASAT sound muddy by comparison. Note that I am NOT slamming it here - it's a great axe - but for my style/sound it's just so piercing. My "main" axe is a Steinberger GM Pro, with fallbacks being Strats and a Tele - and when I have my sound dialed in for all of those (warm, full - well, not so much the Tele...) the JTV just drills thru like an icepick. (Note - mags only, the models - say "Lester" for example - seem just right..) As I say, fair enough - it is what it is, nothing "wrong" in any sense of the word, it's the nature of the beast. But it's far enough away from my usual sound that I want to do something about it. And I'd rather not have a bunch of separate settings just for one axe (and what if I'm out jamming or such, using someone else's gear?) SO - the obvious option will be to swap out p/u's to ones with less teeth. Somewhere around here I've seen pictures of the circuit board the p/u's solder to - no big deal it would seem, I'm handy enough with an iron. But I was wondering if any of the "mod gods" around here know - is there anyplace in the guts of this thing to intercept the mags signal, maybe lay a filter cap across the line and just globally roll of some high? Or for that matter are there any adjustments (trim pots, etc) to be found in there? Not optimistic, it seems to be a highly integrated environment in there - but it's worth asking, It would, after all, be faster/simpler/cheaper to just drop a cap on the passive line before it merges to the outs. Just thought I'd ask before I start tearing into this puppy (and spending bucks on new p/u's...) All insights welcome!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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