Broken Volume Pot

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LeBassiste, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. LeBassiste

    LeBassiste Guest

    Jul 24, 2014
    Hey, how is it going?
    Not so well for my bass, today at practice I tried to adjust the volume on my bass and the pot just came off, so I was left with this (sorry the photo was too big)
    On the left you can see the wires from the pickup, on the center the tone pot with the 2 wires that were supposed to go on the volume pot and on the far right the bridge ground wire, for some reason it came off too.. great wiring!
    And then, there's my question, how can I bypass the volume pot and go: Pickup -> Tone -> Output ?

  2. Precision101


    Sep 22, 2013
    A little resoldering wouldn't hurt. Also the soldering part of the ground wire came off?
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  3. Yes you can go pickup, tone, and output jack
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  4. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    My work computer blocks your photo (it's not your fault, it does that with a lot of TB photos) and I don't get a real good view on my phone but best as I can tell from what I see you could remove the two wires on the tone pot that went to the volume pot. Solder the white center lead of the pickup wire to the tone pot lug where the wire to the volume pot was (and the wire to the output jack still is) and solder the shield braid from the pickup lead to the back of the tone pot. You can solder the bridge ground wire to the back of the tone pot too. That should get you back in business. You can do what you want to fill the hole left by the volume pot: just put the volume pot back leaving it as an unconnected dummy, put a no load pot there with a different value tone cap to give you a second parallel tone pot, put a switch there to select different tone caps, put a "Tonestyler" tone control there to use in conjunction with the tone pot, ....