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Parallel vs series in pick-ups and other questions

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DrPepper09, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. DrPepper09


    Jan 22, 2009
    Denton, TX
    So I've been looking the new EBMM Big Al (seems to be ernie balls match to the fender jaguar), and the schematics diagram is confusing me. When it says that when none of the switches are selected it runs pups 1 + 2 on a series. Would this cause the pups to share more of the sound, rather than in a parallel circuit where each would be basically on their own, or am i mistaken?

    Also when its describing how the bass is routed it says that the middle pup is controlled by the bridge pup switch, and the bridge pup is controlled by the middle pup switch. Why is it set up this way?

    here's a link to the diagram:Big Al
  2. THe TWIG

    THe TWIG

    Aug 6, 2007
  3. slaerts


    Aug 3, 2006
    Yes, they will share the sound and the volume will *usually be louder too.

    *In all cases I've seen.
  4. robert43


    Jun 5, 2007
    Series = higher resistance , paralell = lower resistance.
    Series loder more bottom end punchy think P bass. Paralell lower volume more mid swetter , think Jazz
    Yes I know P & J are Fender but easly best to compare to as most people know these, also link dosent work, for wiring diagrame

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