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Newbie Jack wiring question re: P/J output

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by inframan, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. inframan


    Mar 16, 2014
    I recently got a Squier Standard PJ without the output jack. I found one that's a close enough fit but I can't find a diagram that matches what I'm seeing on the bass.

    Here's what I'm seeing, a yellow wire, a red and white that have been soldered together and the bare wire from the sleeve. All the diagrams I've found for PJ and Jazz basses show two wires, do I run the 3 colored ones together?

    thanks for any input (no pun intended):eyebrow:
  2. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Have the electronics been changed? Has a pre-amp with battery been added?
  3. inframan


    Mar 16, 2014
    Just popped the hood, looks stock. Red comes from the rear pot, yellow the middle, white from the front. All three of these are in the same sleeve which has the bare wire.
  4. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    If the yellow, red and white wires are connected to terminals on the pots, they should be soldered together on the tip terminal (+) and the bare wire soldered to the sleeve terminal (-).

    Someone may have replaced the single wires with a section of shielded cable to try to reduce hum or RF interference.

    If you can post a pic it will help to make sure although it won't damage the instrument to wire it this way to try it.

  5. inframan


    Mar 16, 2014
    Yes the 3 single wires run trough a shielded sleeve. Thanks for the help, this all makes sense now, sometimes I just need to write it all down and ponder it for a bit. :meh: