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Username: Ginboxer

Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 10:37 am:   

I play a 1980 MC924 (posted on here when I got it back in November 2005) which I love but I'm having some trouble since the 4-pole pickups are very low-output and preamp is incredibly noisy. Can anyone give me any insight into the Musician bass pickups from the following years? I've seen some 8-pole P and J style pickups from 1983 and 1984 as well as a 16-pole humbucker on the bridge (check out the links below). Anyone know if those have higher output and how they sound compared to the 1980's? 190006151466QQihZ009QQcategoryZ38080QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem 90006857428QQihZ019QQcategoryZ38080QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Username: Sherpakahn

Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 11:37 am:   

Sure, I'll bite. I think the 80's pickups are pretty hot, as I have an '84 MC888 with passive PJ pickups, and it's nearly as hot as my '85 924 with EMGs. If your pickups are super low-output, you may want to try having them re-magnetized, as the magnets can becoem demagnetized from exposure to stray powerful magnetic fields without you realizing it.
Username: Ginboxer

Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 6:59 pm:   

Thanks, Sherpakahn!

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