jazz bass wiring for a noob, help wanted & appreciated

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Maxime Hoek, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Maxime Hoek

    Maxime Hoek

    Aug 20, 2020
    Good day!

    i've started a jazz bass build that more or less has spiraled out of control for me. I've never build anything, let alone soldered/wired a pot in my life. As of yet i have all the parts but now I have reached the point i need to figure out what sort of electronics i want. And i have no clue how what where when...

    I have done some research and i think i have an idea as to what i want, but i'd like to know more before i go through with it. So far the idea is as follows:

    - 2 concentric knobs (vol/vol) & (tone/tone)

    as for the 3rd position i am thinking of a 3way pickup selector. How would that work and how would that affect the sound?

    With 2 volume & tone knobs, would a blend and/or balance pot be useful?

    lastly, I've read some use a switch for parallel & series connection? how would that work & affect the sound?

    any help is appreciated! because at this point its boggling my mind, thank you
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2020
  2. Dave Cudlip

    Dave Cudlip

    Oct 2, 2019
    Aren't two concentric Jazz bass knobs usually set up as Volume/Tone & Volume/ Tone? My 62 Flea Jazz bass is set up that way. I really like that setup because you can dial in a separate tone for each pickup.
  3. Maxime Hoek

    Maxime Hoek

    Aug 20, 2020
    That could be an idea to try!

    that only leaves me with what series/parallel does and how one would wire it. I am zero experience and feel like i have entered the deep end of the pool.
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