Individual Coil Tapping on a HH bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MustangLouis25, Nov 5, 2016.


  1. MustangLouis25

    MustangLouis25

    Jun 21, 2015
    England
    I have a bass with two musicman style humbuckers and a three band EQ. It has a 5 way position switch for different coil positions and it is the same coil switching as a HH Musicman Stingray. Right now, there is no way to get single coil sounds or a Humbucker & Single Coil sounds. I was thinking of modding my bass to install some switches to get every tone possible out of the bass. I was thinking either four on/off switches for each coil (1-4) and possibly another switch for Series/Parralel

    or two four way switches with:
    Coil 1,
    Coils 1&2 (Humbucker in Parralel)
    Coils 1&2 (Humbucker in Series)
    Coil 2

    and the same for coils 3&4.

    Could anyone suggest any wiring diagrams for me to take to a luthier or different wiring with switches.
     
  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

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    • 3-way pickup selector switch
    • 3-way coil select on each pickup
    • series/parallel switch
    • independent volume control on each pickup
    • master volume control

    You could also replace the two independent volume controls with a blend.

    No tone controls in diagram, but it would be easy to add one. Best bet would be a master tone if needed since the switching options should provide more than enough flavor.
     
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