Hello everyone, this is my first post and I hope I don't make a fool of myself. I fished around TB and didn't find the answer to my exact question so I was hoping you guys can shed some light on the situation for me. Here goes: I am currently ordering new parts for my Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass and wanted to save a few dollars by doing the work myself. So with the new pickups on order I felt it was a good idea to look at wiring diagrams and compair them to how my bass is actually wired so I can get a clear and precise idea as to what is what. I found a wiring diagram from the EMG web site that shows the standard way to wire a P/J combo. When I compared it to the actual wiring in my bass they were totally different. Now I am stuck with a few questions. 1. Is the wiring diagram provided by EMG specific to EMG pickups alone or will it work for any passive P/J combo? 2. Would it wiser to wire my bass EXACTLY as I have it now or to follow the diagram? If I inadvertently left out any pertinent information please let me know and I will provide you with more information to the best of my ability. Thank you so much for your time and help.