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Posted by bstar on April 24, 2001 at 00:55:53:

In Reply to: Re: starfire bass posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 10, 2001 at 17:49:47:


I'm curious, is it only the neck pick-up that is producing a lower output? I have a '69 Starfire II and have problems with the neck pick-up. I'm aware that Guild used a choke on this pick-up, a small capacitor/transformer that changes the character of the sound. With this choke engaged the signal has a focused mid-range and high output, but with it out the pick-up produces a deep, warm tone with a very low output - sometimes creating an over driven sound. I haven't discover the source of this yet. Any ideas? --bstar

: : i have a 70-71 guild starfire bass and i would like to know why guild put filters(capacity and resistance)between the pickups and the output of the bass that reduce the sound?did they do that with the 60's starfire?was the output too loud???? jm

: JM,
: Filters are generally put into a circuit to change the tone, *not* to reduce the sound level. Not having seen the schematic, I can't tell you what everything was designed to do, unfortunately...

: Hope that answers some of your question, anyway... :)

: -Bob

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