Hey guys. Sorry if I'm asking a stupid question, but I'm not a wiring whiz.
A buddy of mine brought me a bass the other day because it needed the jack replaced. That is simple enough, I did it with ease. However, he mentioned that the volume pot turns the opposite way on this bass for some reason.
When I opened her up, I realized why, a previous owner had added a kill switch at some point and they had to turn the pot around so the switch would clear. Unfortunately, now the pickup lead is too short to reach to the other side of the pot
, so that's probably why it's wired the way it is. I could add a jumper wire to extend the pickup lead, but I didn't have the right gauge wire at the time.
Anyway, after I put it back together and gave it back to him, I started thinking. Couldn't I have just reversed the hot and group leads to reverse the pot direction? Or would that result in the entire signal going to ground and making no sound at all?
I'm probably doing a terrible job of explaining this, so I drew it.