Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring

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#842857
k1w1 wrote:Quick question, just bought the Squier VM Jazzy and loving it, but find the bridge pup very shrill unless I turn the tone way down, is this the only solution?

Must admit on most guitars I am a neck/ middle position guy but this seems pretty shrill even in the middle. I like the pickups fine, but is swapping out my only option?


I had a Squire JM once and tried 1meg/500k and 250k volume pots.
I settled on the 250k in the end and it was a lot more usable for me. But sometimes new pickups are a good option too, for the price of a 250k pot it’s worth a go though.
Putting a resistor across the pot does a similar thing (can lower the value) but it changes the volume taper a lot, never feels as nice if you roll the volume back a lot in your playing style. I’m no expert though, just my 2c.
#842873
k1w1 wrote:Quick question, just bought the Squier VM Jazzy and loving it, but find the bridge pup very shrill unless I turn the tone way down, is this the only solution?

Must admit on most guitars I am a neck/ middle position guy but this seems pretty shrill even in the middle. I like the pickups fine, but is swapping out my only option?

I would definitely try the resistor mod