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anybody here making p/j harness for sale?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mykelbass, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. mykelbass


    Oct 29, 2008
    Hi, i got i wonderfull yamaha bb1600, which needs a new harness, volume, volume, and tone or switch. Since i suck at soldering i was wondering if anybody at talkbass, could make me a special one? For money of course :).
    Or know of anybody who can? The harnesses found on ebay, are just too tight fit for this bass.
    Thanks for your time.
  2. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    If you are willing, I'm sure all of us here would be more than happy to help you make your own. Not sucking at soldering is a matter of having the right tools, planning and prep, and a little bit of practice. I'd add patience but that's too many Ps.
  3. mykelbass


    Oct 29, 2008
    Thanks for a great advise. I might try to do it myself. I got a decent soldering iron. So i need to buy 2 pots, or 3 or maybe a switch? Wire. The pots needs to be really small, there is not room for "vintage" cts pots. And a wiring diagram. Maybe i'll just give it a try :).
  4. T-34


    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    Give it a try, you won't regret :) You'll be able to teach yourself something useful for the future (and money-saving!)

    For pots, if the standard size is too big, get the 3/8" "minis" (from stewmac or other supplier).
    Any decent quality wire will do.
    Once you've decided on the wiring diagram, post it here, we'll check if it is ok (internet is full of junk). Jazz Bass wiring is a good start, just do not forget you don't have the metal control plate, used as common ground on many JBs.
  5. mykelbass


    Oct 29, 2008
    NEW - Bourns 250K Mini Audio Taper Pot, Split Shaft.
    I'll update when the solderings done :)