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Do i need a resistor if i hardwire my 250k pot?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Scumjunker, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Scumjunker


    Mar 28, 2018
    I've been wanting to replace my neck pickup pot on my Aerodyne jazz bass deluxe with a kill switch and wanted to hardwire the p bass pickup to 100% and saw on another forum it would require a a resistor for a cleaner tone. I want to retain a clean tone without the front volume pot. Just wanted someones possibly experienced/educated advice.
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Welcome to TalkBass.
    Nope, don't need it, a resistor will cut signal strength reducing the output (volume) of your pickup. You don't need a capacitor either, unless you want to cut the highs (including some harmonics) PERMANENTLY. It's really a matter of what you want to hear. If you are still going to run it through the tone pot, then that can do the cuts when you want them. Have you considered a stacked knob for the pickups; you can still maintain volume flexibility that way.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
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