Modifying Fender Jazz Elite with series/parallel

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wdinc01, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. wdinc01

    wdinc01

    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    I'm looking at getting a Fender Jazz Elite. I like that it has an active/passive switch. I would like to add series/parallel functionality. How difficult would it be to switch out the stock blend pot with a push/pull pot that would blend and also serve as a series/parallel switch?
     
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    probably impossible for two reasons:

    the electronics on those are a monolithic PCB that pretty much covers the entire controls plate

    a blend pot is already a dual-gang pot, which leaves no room for a push/pull switch

    oh, 3rd reason:
    you can't have a blend AND a series/parallel switch
     
  3. wdinc01

    wdinc01

    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    I had a feeling it wouldn't be possible to modify their pre-amp.

    Why is that? I figured that if it were in series, you couldn't blend between the two pick ups, so both would be on. Or is it impossible to have blend and a series/parallel switch on the same circuit?
     
  4. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    You'd have to bypass the blend in series & it would require a 3-pole switch, while a push/pull is typically only two poles.