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Jazz bass Series/Paralell in the TONE POT

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by heavyfunkmachin, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005

    I've been looking and searching but I can't seem to find the correct diagram!

    I want to change my jazz bass electronics to a V/V/T with a series /paralell push/pull pot but located in the tone pot.

    Is this doable? can someone help me with the correct diagram?
    Because all the diagrams I've found located the push/pull pot at the neck pickup volume pot and I rather have it at the tone pot, even if the neck pickup volumepot becomes master volume when the push/pull is switched to series...

  2. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
  3. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    It doesn't matter where the switch is, since the wires on the switch don't interact with the volume controls directly, but end up in the same place afterwards. Just pretend in the schematic that the switch body is on the tone control and wire it the same way.
  4. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005
    I feel retarded now... So all I have to do is wire it as the diagram shows... the only diference being that the "body" (the 6 pin Thing under the push/pull pot) of the push pull will be located in the third pot instead of the first??
  5. Exactly.
  6. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005

    Fast question, fast answer. You make talkbass what it is!
  7. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    Yeah. Make sure not to do it upside-down like I did. My guitar and Jazz are parallel when pulled, my ESP is parallel when pushed. Whatevs. As long as I know.
  8. lownoteBb


    Jan 9, 2012
    When you guys do this mod do you replace your pot with a linear or audio taper pot? and do you usually use a 250 or 500k? Thanks!
  9. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    500k Ω, personally. I'm at the point at which I may replace the volume knabs with switches. On or off, amirite?
  10. pattyløve


    Apr 7, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown Engineering, D'addario
    I've done this mod on my jazz bass. I originally installed a 500k thinking it would add some nice high end to the series position. But it just ended up sounding brittle in parallel and didnt add much to series to warrant the birttleness. Changed it back to a 250k push-pull and it was much warmer. The mod is permenant now :smug:
  11. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    You might just want to use a single 3-way switch instead of the two individual switches, for switching neck-parallel-bridge. Or a 4-position rotary that'll do series-neck-parallel-bridge for variety.
  12. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    No way. Ain't no one got three switches. ;)