"Out of Phase"?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by xhawk4, Nov 12, 2003.


  1. Hi All!
    I just installed a pair of J/P Barts in my '97 MIA Fender P-Bass Special. It has volume/volume/tone. All I did was unsolder the old pups and resolder the new ones.
    For some reason, when I adjust one of the volumes down, the other jumps up and the one I'm adjusting down....drops out completely.
    Is this out of phase? Do I just flip/flop the wires on one of the pups?(This happened in my Jazz bass and I just flipped the neck pup wires)
    Not sure what to do on a Jazz/Precision configuration.
    Can anyone help?
    Thanks,
    Hawk:bassist:
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Yes, it sounds like one pup is wired backwards. Especially if, when both are on, it sounds very thin and trebly. Simple enough to find out - reverse one and see what happens.