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Handmade bass guitar wiring and controls

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MattSecond, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. MattSecond


    Apr 16, 2016
    I'm making my own custom bass guitar for a school project and wanted to install a 3 way pickup selector (For the bridge pickup, for both pickups and for the neck pickup) as well as 1x volume with push-pull (active/passive), 1x balance, 1x bass and 1x treble controls.

    The bulk of the electronics and most of the hardware is being scraped from a bass I bought (This one: Harley Benton B-550 White Progressive Series) and was wondering if some one could draw me a wiring diagram for me, the bass is wired in mono if that helps.

    Thanks in advance,
    - MattSecond
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Why do you want balance and a 3 way selector both?
    It's redundant and will interfere with each other.
  3. MattSecond


    Apr 16, 2016
    The balance control is on the bass I'm scraping for parts. I might just remove the balance control though.
  4. Take your existing wiring and replace the blend pot with the pickup selector switch. Nothing else needs to be done.
  5. MattSecond


    Apr 16, 2016
    You mean like remove the blend pot itself and put the 3 way switch in its place?
  6. Yes.
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  7. MattSecond


    Apr 16, 2016
    THANK YOU!!!
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