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jazz/soapbar

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CQBASS, Feb 19, 2005.


  1. CQBASS

    CQBASS

    Dec 1, 2004
    Asheville NC
    How do you wire a jazz pickup (2 leads) with a soapbar (4)? I'm definitely confused. Thanks.
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    don't know you're setup or how you're figuring on wiring it (series/parellel/split whatever) but the soap is, simplistically speaking, like two J's. There's two leads to each coil of the soap.

    Pup manufacturer should have a website with wiring diagrams.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, like lunkfur said the soapbar is wired for coil tapping. You can choose to make it switchable, or hardwired in series/parallel/whatever.
    After that, it's no different from any other 2 pickup passive wiring diagram.