MM 5 Way Switching in Parallel Wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Zefas97, Feb 25, 2021.


  1. Zefas97

    Zefas97

    Dec 18, 2020
    Hello this probably has been answered here but I can't find anything, I have a cheap MM bass with 2 humbuckers from Harley Benton and I'm experimenting with the wiring to see if I can get a different tone because I find my tone way too midrangey. I found out the pickup wiring by factory is in series when using only the bridge or neck pups. I wanted to wire them all in parallel the info I can give from what I have is that the pickups have 4 leads plus one bare, the 5 way switch has 8 lugs or spots to solder to plus 2 on each side where the ground is I guess if it helps I can take a photo later. The images I attached are a schematic made by another user and a schematic which does what I want the difference being the switch has more poles to connect cables to
    Sorry for the long text and thanks for any help you can give!
     

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  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    The EBMM Stingray HH wiring is pretty great. I did this as a mod on a friend’s Corvette $$ and it has five different and very usable tones. It’s pretty straightforward with a Oak Grigsby Super Switch | stewmac.com

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  3. Zefas97

    Zefas97

    Dec 18, 2020
    I want to do that but can I do it with the switch I have? Due to restrictions on my country can't get a switch without spending way too much money for it, also I'm a total noob at audio electronic and don't know how to wire that in the switch that's why I made this post
     
  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    I don’t think a normal switch will do that, sorry....
     
  5. Zefas97

    Zefas97

    Dec 18, 2020
    No problem! Thanks anyways!
     
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