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Dimarzio DP123 (Model J) Vol/Vol/Tone?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kazkazumikazuma, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. kazkazumikazuma


    Mar 5, 2012
    tbh, I dont know anything about wiring. I was wondering if anyone could show me a vol/vol/tone wiring for the dimarzio Model J pickup set. I know that single coils have a hot and a ground wire, but since the model J has 4 wires coming from each pickup, I'm extremely confused. Again, I know that i sound completely stupid, but i have no bass right now, so all of your help is appreciated :D thank you!
  2. model_j_wiring.
  3. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    I don't remember the exact coloring scheme from Dimarzio, but basically you're going to tie some wires together - unless you want to add a switch to tap the pickups, which I don't think you're wanting to do from the sound of your post. Just check the dimarzio website, I am quite sure they have colored wiring diagrams for various ways to install the pickups - just choose the V/V/T option and follow the diagram. It's not very complicated, so don't worry too much about it, it's a great feeling to do your own work on your instrument.
  4. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    beat me to it :D
  5. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
  6. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
    You need to follow the WRITTEN instructions at this link:

    The diagram located there and that plankspanker posted are NOT what you want. They are intended for use w/ push/pull pots on each Volume to incorporate series/parallel and phase switching.

    Trust me, I installed these pick ups on Sunday.

  7. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    just find a standard jazz bass diagram!

    on each dimarzio, the black and white wires get soldered together, taped off, then forgotten.

    red is hot, green is ground, do the rest just like any regular jazz pickup.
  8. Goodlawdy


    Mar 27, 2008
    I just installed a set on my jazz bass and it was really easy. You just unsolder the existing pickup wires and solder in the new pickup wires place of them. Then you solder the new pickups extra wires together. It makes sense when you're looking at it and reading the instructions.
  9. redielg


    Jun 9, 2008
    i have a set installed currently. vol vol tone is how i got it.