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How to wire 2 pickups permanently in parallel

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by pattyløve, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. pattyløve

    pattyløve

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    I have 2 jazzes - One with a parallel/series switch and one that is permanently in series to act as a plug-and-play backup to the other. However my primary bass is now being used mostly in parallel and thus i want the backup to be wired in parallel for now.

    How do i wire the two single coils in parallel into a single volume pot?
  2. line6man

    line6man

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    Wire it like a P bass, but with the coils in parallel.
  3. pattyløve

    pattyløve

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    So each pickup has a hot and ground wire, where do i wire each of these 4?
  4. Cadfael

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    Two wires have to be soldered to GND, two wires to HOT ...
    That's the parallel HB wiring ...

    The wires which are soldered to GND or HOT stay there.

    The only question which of the other two (at the moment connected) wires belong to which coil. You can test this with a multimeter or make it my try-and-error. There are only two possibilities which wire has to be soldered to GND (or HOT).

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