P pup straight to jack.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bigbass94, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. bigbass94

    bigbass94 Guest

    Apr 4, 2007
    I'm getting a new bass. My old one is a broken ibanez soundgear GIO. Is it possible to wire a passive P pup straight to the input jack? Will it give me the sound of both the P bass pots on full. Thank you for your time.
  2. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Yes and yes.
  3. bigbass94

    bigbass94 Guest

    Apr 4, 2007
    Do I need to ground it or does souldering it to the jack cover it?
  4. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    If there's a bridge ground, attach it to the sleeve on the socket.
  5. bigbass94

    bigbass94 Guest

    Apr 4, 2007
    Sorry, but What:confused:
  6. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    On a phone jack there are two connectors; tip and sleeve. Tip is hot/signal, sleeve is ground. If there is a wire coming from the bridge connect it to the sleeve.
  7. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005

    Number 1 is the sleeve portion of the jack.

    Wire the corresponding ground to the sleeve of the input jack...
  8. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Well timed 'Tanker.
  9. bigbass94

    bigbass94 Guest

    Apr 4, 2007
    God! I feel like an idiot. I dont understand ANY of that:bawl:
  10. JonathanD

    JonathanD Guest

    Dec 13, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Its cool man.
    Try connecting the bridge to the part of the output jack that will touch the "Sleeve" of the 1/4 cable. That is if you have that option.
    then connect the pup to the jack as well.
  11. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    There will be two wires coming from your pickup. If the wire is shielded, ie there's an inner/centre wire and a shield surrouning it (usually braided wire), connect the centre to the terminal on the socket that the tip of the jack will connect with. Connect the shield to the other. If you have two identical, but different coloured wires from the pickup, connect them as per manufacturer's suggested. But in reality, it probably won't matter which way around you connect them.

    If there is an additional wire that comes from the bridge, connect it to the terminal on the socket that will contact the sleeve (where one of the pickup wires will also be connected).

    If you don't get it now take it to someone to do it.
  12. 22pauld22

    22pauld22 Guest

    Aug 11, 2007
    sydney australia
    sometimes you need a diagram . look up a few pickup manufacturers sites .. it will show you what everyone is talking about ..

    if you know what kinda of pickup it is .. dimarzio .. bassline .. its not a bad idea to tell us which one it is as a few will come out as four wires if this is the case it just got more complicated .. two of teh wires need to be solderes togeather rather than on to the jack for series and all onto the jack for parallel

    at the end of the day this is a great chance to learn .. wire it up plug it in .. if it sounds nice and clear you did it right .. if it doesn't then open it up and try a different combo ..

    after doing this 5 or 6 times your going to work out what tip and ring means and your going to know where to solder it all .. you only learn so much from asking .. just go do .. and like I said get a diagram off a web site .. it will give you an idea you just need to disregaurd the vol and tone pot

    if you know how to solder and your not going to melt anything its not like you can destroy anything rewiring it 15 times

    good luck