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Wiring help needed. Yamaha Attitude bass content.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by An Army Of Juan, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. An Army Of Juan

    An Army Of Juan

    Nov 26, 2007
    Hamtramck, MI
    Hey guys, I picked up a Yamaha Attitude Special a couple of days ago, and I've got an idea in my head that I wanted to run by ya. So, because this is the Special, it just has a standard mono output, with no push-pull pots or anything fancy like that. But as it turns out, I have enough equipment to run a discreet amp for each pickup, like the real deal ATT is set up to do.

    Here's what I need help with. Instead of adding a second mono jack, I'd like to replace the mono jack with a stereo TRS jack, and use a stereo cable running to a Y-cable adapter by my amps. Woofer to one contact, P pickup to the other. The real question is, is there a way that I can wire it so that a standard mono cable can be used if I want to play with both pickups on through a single amp? Can I have my cake and eat it too?
  2. line6man


    Jun 20, 2008
    Close to Los Angeles, CA
    Wire one output to the tip terminal of the jack, and the other to the common terminal of a SPDT or DPDT switch. One throw will go to the tip terminal of the jack, and the other will go to the ring terminal of the jack.

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