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Can Fender Noiseless Jazz Pickups have a Polarity Switch Added

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lumdingo, Jan 29, 2017.


  1. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I used to have a bass that had a Seymour Duncan Stacked Jazz Pickup and I had a local luthier add a switch that reversed the polarity making it go from bassy to nasal. I loved that sound.

    I just bought a Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Okoume bass which has Fender noiseless pickups in it.

    Can these work like that with a switch?

    Here's what the Fender website says about the electronics.


    Bridge Pickup: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™
    Middle Pickup: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™
    Controls: Master Volume, Pan Control, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
    Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
    Pickup Configuration: SS

    Deluxe Active Jazz Bass® V Okoume (2015-2016) | Jazz Bass® Bass Guitars | Fender® Bass Guitars
     

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  2. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Short answer = Yes.
     
  3. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
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    It depends on the number of conductors on the pickup. Most four conductor pickups allow for the switching from series to parallel.
     
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  4. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Perfect. That'll do it. Thanks!
     
  5. The only requirements for phase switches are that you have to have passive pickups, and they cannot have single conductor wiring.
     
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  6. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Cheers. Thanks. : )
     
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