How does one wire a Double P?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TheOriginalName, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. TheOriginalName


    May 28, 2018
    Hey guys,

    Looking to wire a bass with a double P with just passive electronics. Would a PJ diagram work?
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    A PJ diagram will only show 2 wires for the bridge pickup. A two-humbucker wiring diagram would be a better example (the split P pickup is basically a humbucker with the halves separated).
  3. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    A PJ or even a JJ will work fine assuming it has the controls you want.

    Unless you want to do some type of series/parallel option for the P pickups, they should already be wired together and are treated as if each set is a single pick up. You'll have a front positive and negative and a rear positive and negative.
  4. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    So based on this info, use a J-Bass wiring scheme and you will be good as gold.
  5. PawleeP


    Oct 8, 2012
    East Coast
    anyone know how to wire a 3 splits std-p/rev-p, just an idea.