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How to re-wire a Squire P-Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassguitar, Jul 12, 2005.


  1. So I've got a Squire, and something has bugged me about it since I got it - there's no master Volume pot. There's a volume for each of the pickups, and a tone control. Pretty annoying when I've got a blend I like and then I've got to turn it down.

    I'm also considering changing the knobs to something with numbers on them for reference.

    Does anybody have any links for schematics to wire it like this:

    Knob 1. Master Volume
    Knob 2. Pickup Blend
    Knob 3. Tone.

    Also, and suggestions on replacement pots? There's no middle ground - ie: they don't go from 0-10, the go 0,3,9,10 (if that makes sense).

    Cheers.
     
  2. Cheers. Thanks!
     
  3. Alowishus

    Alowishus

    Feb 28, 2005
    You could give lyle caldwel's volume-blend-tone with a series/parallel switch that bypasses blend a try. I did it to my essex jazz bass and I couldnt be happier.

    http://psionicmedia.net/lyle/music/SchematicVBT-SP.jpg

    PS, not sure if it matters, but if your going to try this you need a 3pdt on-on switch, not on-off.