Blend Pot Wiring

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Fasoldt Basses, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    I'm having a problem with the blend pot on my latest build. The pot does pan from pickup to pickup (on each end of the track, I get only the signal from one pickup), but at the center of the track, I get nothing. I figured the pickups were out of phase so I switched ground/hot wires on one, but that didn't fix the problem. I had an extra blend pot so I also tried replacing the pot - same problem.
    Here's how it's currently wired:
    View attachment blend pot wiring.bmp
    That's per the aguilar wiring instructions, but with the hot and ground reversed on one of the pickups.
    Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Try swapping the hot and ground wiring of the blend pot. Leave the center lugs unchanged.