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Can I do Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by oldkaybass, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. oldkaybass


    Feb 27, 2005
    Can I wire the pickups straingt to the output on a Old Kay Bass anyone ever tried to do this It don't seem to put out right I replaced all the pickups and the pots didn't seem to help used a wiring diaghram for a P Bass the second time. It help a little. First time tried to wire the same as orginial.
    Thanks for any ideas or help
    Old Kay Bass
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    If you're asking if you can wire the pickups to the output without any knobs, switches or accessories, the answer is yes.

    If that's not your question, I'm sorry, I'm having difficulty reading your post.
  3. oldkaybass


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yes that is what I was wanting to do what will it do to the sound of the bass. will it make it louder or what.
    thanks for the reply
    old kay bass
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    It won't make it louder IMO, but the idea is that as you add more controls in the signal chain (volume, tone etc) you lose some of your signal. So, wiring straight to the jack will give you the purest signal available.