2x pickups w/1 rotary switch each, VBT

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Miguel503, Apr 25, 2017.


  1. Miguel503

    Miguel503

    Sep 3, 2013
    Hi Talkbass,
    I looked for a thread with this info and - while there are a lot with rotary switches - none seem to answer my question.

    Pickups are:
    Dimarzio dp145 neck
    Bartolini MME

    I would like a rotary switch on each pickup, then Vol/Tone/Blend to a mono output.

    I was planning on using this diagram for the neck rotary switch:
    six way rotary switch for two singlecoils or one humbucker

    And this diagram for the MME (pg4-5)
    http://www.bestbassgear.com/wiring-diagrams/MME-Tri-Coil.pdf

    Then, with those completed, use this VBT scheme:
    VBT wiring diagram? (Passive Fender Jazz Bass)

    Does that sound like it will work?

    Would it be possible to add a push/pull for series/parallel of the 2 pups?
     
  2. Growlmonkee

    Growlmonkee

    Jan 30, 2013
    Florida, U.S.
    Just opinion... a lot of the switching positions would be somewhat mis-matched such as a single coil on one switch, and a series dual coil on the other, it will be a somewhat noisy setup as far as single coil hum, on certain settings, and the push pull series/parallel would not be between 2 similar pickups, since you would already be treating the humbuckers as separated coils, there would be a lot of mis-matches, it would have some bad sounding settings, and maybe a few that sound good, not every possible combination of coils would be useful. The question is ...would you want all those switching options, when just a few would be useful>
     
  3. Miguel503

    Miguel503

    Sep 3, 2013
    "The question is ...would you want all those switching options, when just a few would be useful"

    ??? i dunno? i never asked myself if i should, i asked if i could?
     

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