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    Piezo sound coming through magnetic toggle

    Hi guys,

    I've had my JP15 for 2 months now and recently I've noticed that when I play with the volume off I can still hear the guitar coming through the speakers. At the moment I'm using a standard guitar lead in the mono output of the guitar and have narrowed it down to being the piezo (mag volume down, piezo up but toggle on mags only).

    This is my first MM and as great as it is, is this normal for the jp's to do this? I would have thought that if I was toggled in mags only with the volume down, nothing should sound. It doesn't bother me for home practice but when I crank it at practice and live it's really noticeable.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    Thanks in advance

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    Odd. So you're all the way on mag pups with that selector, with the mag volume down. You're plugged into the mono jack...

    Weird. Maybe post a video showing how loud it is?

    I get a little bleed through, but it's rarely been enough to be distracting. I thought it was weird, but I figured it was because the pups are so hot.
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    Volumes its nowhere near the mag volumes at full but the bleed is audible enough that it would be heard between songs.

    A noise gate can cut it out but it would need to be high enough that it would cut out any long sustain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo_512 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I've had my JP15 for 2 months now and recently I've noticed that when I play with the volume off I can still hear the guitar coming through the speakers. At the moment I'm using a standard guitar lead in the mono output of the guitar and have narrowed it down to being the piezo (mag volume down, piezo up but toggle on mags only).

    This is my first MM and as great as it is, is this normal for the jp's to do this? I would have thought that if I was toggled in mags only with the volume down, nothing should sound. It doesn't bother me for home practice but when I crank it at practice and live it's really noticeable.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    Thanks in advance
    Hey, I've also got a similar concern on my JP15 Quilt, with my PUP Selector on MAG's only, and both Magnetic and Piezo Volume levels all the way down, I can still hear my guitar through my amp if I tried to strum hard.

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    My JP6 doesn't do anything of the sort.
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    UPDATE:
    CS said it is normal to hear a small amount of piezo bleed when the toggle is set to magnetic only.
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    Yep- told me the same thing. High gain, high volume, can hear some bleed. Turn piezo volume down and it goes away.
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