Jazz Bass with Series wiring and NO pots - possible?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jamie_Funk, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Hi all - I see a lot of info on using a switch to move between parallel and series on a Jazz, but am considering going with NO pots - just pickups straight to the jack. I ALWAYS use my Jazz with both volumes up full, and never use the tone control.

    What I'm wondeirng is - if I connect both pickups leads to the hot lug of the output jack directly, will this yield parallel or series? I like both, just curious.....

  2. lbwdog

    lbwdog Guest

    Jun 2, 2005
    Mississippi Coast
    Connecting both"hot" leads to a common "hot" lug and likewise with ground will result in a parallel connection.
  3. To wire in series you should wire one's pickup's "hot" wire to output, other's pickup's "cold" to ground and connect the resting leads together. The shield (if any) must be connected to the common ground for low noise.
  4. Just to make sure I have this straight - for example, NECK pickup hot to hot lug, BRIDGE pickup GROUND (cold/negative) to ground lug, then BRIDGE Hot and Neck Ground together?

    ALL shielding will be connected to common ground as well.

  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
  6. Thansk all - all my questions answered within 30 minutes - love Talkbass :)
  7. One more thing to mention: some (usually cheaper) pickups have common cold/shield wire. This makes noiseless series connection almost impossible.