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Can I do this at home or should I let a pro do it?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SweetKetchup, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. SweetKetchup


    Nov 29, 2015
    My passive P/J bass has a 2-way switch: P or J. I want to change that to a 3-way switch: P, P+J, J. Is that hard to do by myself? Should I play safe and take it to a luthier/repair shop?
    Knobs are V/V/T/T if that matters.
  2. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Can you solder? Do you have the tools? Do you have the nerve?

    Chances are, you can do it. Just be careful not to afflict any irreparable harm to your bass. Careful not to strip any screws, crack or chip the finish, burn the finish with your soldering iron, smash the bass into bits out of frustration...etc...
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Pic of the existing switch, please.

    Also, do you have the replacement switch already?
  4. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    All that's required is a DPDT On-On-On type switch that will fit in your control cavity. It can be a traditional or mini three-way toggle or a blade type switch. It's a very easy mod to do.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2017
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  5. Easy job. Don't waste money paying a professional to do it.
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