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p- bass switch

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by machoufski, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. machoufski


    Sep 9, 2005

    is it possible to wire a p-bass so i can choose between serie-humcancelling and serie- non humcancelling.
    so i can get a single coil sound like a p-51 pup or a jazz -pup?

    (i don't mean wiring serie/parallel like the s1 switch)
  2. I don't know if this will work...

    the two coils are counter wound and you may have a phasing issue...

    you could try it out...just wire the second coil in series but with reverse polarity...I have no idea what it will sound like...somehow I doubt it will sound like a '51 P or a Jazz neck pup.
  3. machoufski


    Sep 9, 2005
    ok thx
    ill give it a try
  4. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    are you talking about try to get the same tone from a split P as one of those inline Tele-looking P's?

    You could rewire a split P to be non-humcanceling. If it's anything like doing the same to a split J (ala model J), the primary difference I recalled was noise. It's may brighten it up some and add some rawness but those broad flat coils of a split P put out a pretty unique tone.
  5. machoufski


    Sep 9, 2005
    yes thats the sound i want in addition to the stock p-pup. i noticed that the inline pup on the telecaster (sting) precision is placed further up the body closer to the neck. so i'm not going to alter the stock p-pup. but add another pup. (its an cheap richwood p-copie. so no fear for loosing value here) :)
  6. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    Frankly I'd throw a J in the bridge position.
  7. machoufski


    Sep 9, 2005
    one at a time. :)