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aguilar obp-3 vol, push-pull mid, stacked tone pot

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Christian Waiau, Dec 29, 2005.


  1. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass
    i recently got a obp-3 to install in my Modulus Flea replacing my Bart. NTBT.. i didnt want to drill new holes.. so i'm working with the 3 holes that are there.

    i got the obp3 with a vol, push and pull mid, and stacked bass/treb.

    after matching up all the wiring... i noticed im left with a remaining red/black, orange/blue, and green/brown wire... did i miss something? if not.. what should i do with them..

    heres the link to the wiring dia. is http://www.aguilaramp.com/pdf/support_wiring_obp3.pdf
     
  2. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    Corrupticut
    What do you mean by "push and pull mid"? A mid sweep with puch/pull for the two center freqs? If so you need to wire the pot lugs like the diagram shows, and wire the push/pull switch as if it were the DPDT shown in all of the switched mid diagrams.

    What it looks like you have left are the three mid control wires which the diagram shows as grn/brn, org/vio, and red/brn. You might be seeing the last two as org/blu and red/blk.
     
  3. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass
    I'm not the best with terms.. umm what I mean by push and pull mid... is my mid switch between 400/800(?) is a pot that I pull out and push in.. not a toggle switch.

    yeah I sorta figured those were the colors since those were all that's left... but I was just making sure(IE. if there was a newer version with diff colors..)

    what do I do with the remaining wires.. they don't look like I need to use them in my situation?
     
  4. You can also contact Aguilar tech support.
    They're very responsive and helpful. Go with the pros.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Those go to the 3 prongs of the Mid Range pot.
     
  6. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass

    where? my mid pot has 6 prongs...

    with this setup... it leaves out 3 wires..
     

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  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The push/pull for the Mids should look something like this:
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    The 3 larger prongs on the top are for the mid range cut/boost control and 4 of the 6 lower prongs are for the Mid Shift push/pull.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It's kinda hard to tell, but it's the pot closest to the input jack:
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  9. Christian Waiau

    Christian Waiau Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    las vegas/maui, nevada/hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Aguilar, Darkglass

    AHH! sorry i totally spaced out on it... so i would wire it like this? do i still need the 1meg resist.?
     

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  10. nino valenti

    Im thinking to add 1 megaohm resistor to eliminate pop sound on the push pull pot..
    how to solder the resistor?..thank you
     
  11. gpx1200

    gpx1200 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    spencer mass
    I have 2 obp-3s in my spectors, one has the resistors installed and one does not, I can't hear a difference between then and I have never heard the "pop" from the one without resistors so to me its not worth the extra work or the extra space they take up in the control cavity.
    after reading the notes on it from best bass gear it sounds like their is only a short time (30 secs I think) after the bass is plugged in that it can happen.
    I have changed mid points in the middle of songs while playing loud without hearing any switch noise at all.
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've never used the resistors. Like gpx, I've never had any popping issued.
     
  13. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science!

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
    Please see Profile for Endorsement disclosures
    I added the resistors to mine. It solved the problem for me! Not sure why, but my mid-control switch popped all the time.
     
  14. cromag31

    cromag31 Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    orange county New York
    mine does all the time!