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Anyone have DARKSTAR/J pickups config? wiring question.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Indubious, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Howdy all!

    Just dropped a darkstar in the neck position on a 75 reissue jazz with a model j in the bridge. I've wired it blend/volume/tone passive. It sounds fine with either pickup soloed, but when it is set dead center blend, it drops volume and sounds really thin. I mean really hollow.

    Anyone have this config and can maybe shed some light on this?
  2. jz0h4d


    Apr 26, 2005
    The pickups are out of phase. reverse the wires on one of them.
  3. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    Just make sure it's the J pickup's leads that get switched ....that is, if the DS pickup is attached properly. The blue wired terminal in the DS is ground. All of the pickup's hardware is grounded to this terminal. On the J pickup it doesn't make much difference.

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