Model J: HUmbucking series/paralell: 3 pots!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by heavyfunkmachin, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. heavyfunkmachin

    heavyfunkmachin

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    HI!

    I recently got myself a set of Di marzio Model J (2 Humbucking pickups under a single coil cover) and i want to make a 3 pots push/pull control plate.

    I found this diagram: http://studio939.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p245184179-4.jpg


    It's just what I need... BUT I want to make sure I got the pull/push options right.... here's what I need:

    NECK VOL: push=paralell / Pull= series
    BRIDGE VOL: push=paralell / Pull= series
    TONE: Both neck & Bridge pickups: push=paralell / Pull= series

    I cant wrap my mind around the push pull pots conectors!!

    RIght now I have it wired with only 2 push/pull conectors, like the dimarzio scheme (Left one!): http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/ModelJ.pdf

    This is fine, but I have both pickups the other way around what I want (they are push=series/Pull=paralell) and I want to invert this and add the tone pot push/pull...

    anyone can give me pointers? :help:
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't bother with a parallel/series split for individual inline Js.
    It's worthless, no change in tone, just a slight volume boost in series. YOu might as well use your volumes.
    Parallel series between pickups is much mor einteresting.
  3. heavyfunkmachin

    heavyfunkmachin

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    ???

    I don't understand your statement!

    I actually played last night with the set of DiMarzios Js with 2 push/pull pots and I did hear a tone difference, not only in volume, between series & Paralell...

    And My main jazz has a series/paralell option with it's standart single coisl, and I also enjoy it!

    Am I missing something? your post wasnt really clear about what setting you appreciate and whichone you despite...
  4. line6man

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    Your Jazz bass with the single coils has a master series/parallel switch.

    He has a point about running split coil pickup coils in parallel. It generally gives a very weak output, since you basically have half a pickup. Some people like it, however, so you can try it both ways.
  5. heavyfunkmachin

    heavyfunkmachin

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    Well, thank you for the input but I've allready tried and I like it!

    It's not that weak... IMHO and the Tone is usefull!

    I just want to know how to make a push/pull pot do what I want it to do!
  6. line6man

    line6man

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    Just rotate the switch wiring 180 degrees from what is shown in the diagram.
  7. heavyfunkmachin

    heavyfunkmachin

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    So regarding connections... up is down, down is up and the middle is the same to achieve what I'm after?
    :ninja:
  8. line6man

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