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Wiring on the Tractor- Berry Oakley

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NicJimBass, Mar 30, 2005.


  1. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    I started another thread about this, but things went off track. Does anyone have any idea how Berry Oakley wired his Tractor bass? There's an extra knob and toggle switch, but I have no idea what they do. Any and all help is appreciated!
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I think a few years back the Fender Custom Shop made a Tribute model replica of one of the originals (there was more than one Tractor, I think. If you look at pictures, there are at least two positions for the Guild pickup, which was mounted poles towards the neck, or towards the bridge.) Maybe you could get some information from them. Or maybe from the FDP.
     
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  4. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
  5. mattwells

    mattwells

    Mar 19, 2003
    Athens, GA
    I am not totally positive, but I do know that the bass was wired in stereo and he ran it to 2 different amps.
     
  6. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005

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  7. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Disclosures:
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    Searched and found this - thinking building a trackor bass anyone have the schematic?
     
  8. GeoffGould

    GeoffGould

    Jan 10, 2004
    San Francisco
    Disclosures:
    owner of G. Gould Basses
    I wonder if the two J pickups were wired in series, that would make the most sense.
     
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis



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