Adding a 2nd pup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jimmyb, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. jimmyb

    jimmyb "A lifetime spent in groove's pocket" Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Purchased this warmoth alder body bass on E-bay for my next project (click link). It's equiped with Duncan Basslines MM style pickup with active Duncan Basslines 3 band Preamp.

    Would like to add a Basslines Jazz pickup in the neck position (ala the Lakland 44-02) but need some help. Templet for the jazz pickup is en route from Stewart-Macdonald. But can a second pickup be added using existing pre? And what exactly would I have to do to accomplish this?

    After That I may finnish the body and add a fretless neck. What do you think?

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  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yes, you can do what you say. You'd have to add a blend pot in front of the preamp - your existing one is only expecting one pickup input.

    You'd wire it like this SD diagram shows:

    The diagram shows a 100K impedance blend pot, that's for active pickups. If you have passive pickups, use 250K or 500K.