1974 P Bass Pup Wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by adiaz, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. adiaz


    Nov 24, 2005
    I have searched the heck out of the Forum and found no difinitive answer to my Question.
    I have a 1974 American Standard Precision Bass. At one time in it's life the original Pickups have been changed to Dimarzio (patent pending) P pickups.
    The pickups were installed with a simple (cut the wire and splice method then cover with electrical tape)
    I found a pair of original date coded pickups I am ready to install.
    Armed with a wiring diagram from fender.com for vintage 62 American P Bass i started to install. This is the problem:
    I got to soldering in the brass shield plate as per the wiring diagram. The problem is that the brass shield plate has two places to get wired. The diagram only shows one connection to the Brass shield. How Does the Shield get wired?
    Any photo's out there show the internal wirining a a virgin mid 70's P Bass?
  2. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    I don't recall a brass plate in my '74 P, but that was 30 years ago.

    BTW, a '74 P bass was a '74 P bass. Fender only made them in Fullerton (no MIM, MIJ, MI????) so there was no need to distinguish them as being American...because they all were.
  3. just wire it according to the diagram...

    connect the shield in one place...that is sufficient...