Double P pickup bass... wiring options

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by codiak, Apr 26, 2019.


  1. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    There are some 6 way switches you could use for more flexibility. There are also rotaries that offer more than 4 options, AFAIK.
     
  2. MadScience

    MadScience Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    Bass Land
    I'm a big fan of mini switches because you can lay them out in a straight line and just run your hand past it to set everything the way you want in a split-second instead of messing with the rotary knob. A rotary knob is more for a varitone like BB King used.
     
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  3. MadScience

    MadScience Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    Bass Land
    From a purely physics standpoint this is your best option.
     
  4. ofajen

    ofajen

    Apr 12, 2007
    92.4W 38.9N
    You may be right about the series setting when switching two P pickups. But with the original Ripper pickups, I would disagree. Those two pickups in series are a wonderful thing. I also I have the polarity reversed series setting.

    I have mine wired from fat to thin: series, neck, bridge, series reversed. I had to give up parallel, but musically it is a plus with this setup.

    Otto
     
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  5. codiak

    codiak

    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I thought about this, but I want it to have a simple layout. Volume, tone and a rotary switch. Also, it’s going on an Epiphone Ripper PJ reissue so I want it to look more like an original Ripper.
     
  6. MadScience

    MadScience Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    Bass Land
  7. MadScience

    MadScience Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    Bass Land
    Literally any electrical switching mechanism will work in a guitar/bass.
     
  8. codiak

    codiak

    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    According to the Allparts diagram I posted before I need a 2 pole 4 way rotary switch.
     
  9. codiak

    codiak

    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    So this is the pickups mounted. The other set of Model P’s is on the way. According my wiring diagram, where do I ground the bridge pickup? On a pot or other ground? And then the green ‘to ground’ wire also get grounded anywhere? Also, how do I wire the volume and tone pots together? Just standard wiring?

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  10. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    If you want to get interesting, have an opposite coils option. Bridge EA plus neck DG could be a cool sound to explore.

    Or, if you want to get really interesting, a stereo option. Both EA coils to one output, both DG coils to another output.
     
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  11. codiak

    codiak

    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I just want to wire it like the positions in the diagram.
    Neck
    Both series
    Both parallel
    Bridge

    I don’t want to get too crazy with it for now.
     
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  12. merseymale

    merseymale

    Oct 28, 2018
    Do you have a link or photo of the wiring for this, please?

    Also any sound clips might be fun too..?
     
  13. merseymale

    merseymale

    Oct 28, 2018
    Good point about grounding the bridge pick up BTW but can I point out that the pick up routs and the wiring channel is UNshielded, unlike the control cavity

    Something you may want to address before installing a pickguard!
     
  14. codiak

    codiak

    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Already done. All put together and good to go. You get a real fat sound from this and I love it.

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  15. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    This has tempted me to do the same with my double P. Do you find all 4 positions usable?
     
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  16. codiak

    codiak

    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I mainly use parallel when I play, but series is very similar sounding. I’m not sure what other options there are with the rotary switch I have, but if I had to get rid of one it would be series.
     
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