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Jazzmaster pickup problem

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by dobrojoe, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. dobrojoe

    dobrojoe Tele-Meister

    Feb 11, 2017
    I've got a new Jazzmaster American Original and I'm pretty happy with it generally. Just one thing bothers me that I can't understand. The neck pickup sounds rich and jazzy, the bridge pickup is crisp and sparkly.

    In the middle position, neck + bridge, all the sparkle is gone. It sounds lifeless. I have to keep checking that the tone control is not fully open.

    What could this be?
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