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Pick up series switch

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Frankjohnson, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. I am assembling a Jazz bass. It will be passive, and I am considering the potential of a series on /off switch like on my Jaguar. I like that feature.

    How would I wire this in on a standard jazz setup?

    I am not smart enough to figure it out, but just bright enough to follow a line drawing with a solder iron.

    Thanks -
  2. Audix99


    Sep 18, 2009
    Or OP may be talking about the actual series/parallel switch???
    If that's the case, here's a link for you.


    I did my Jazz mod with a DPDT switch described in the link above and used DPDT switch from Radio Shack (model 3A, which was smaller than 6A).

    I like this setting because I prefer a flip switch over push/pull.
  3. How is that different from what I posted?:confused:
  4. I will look at these when I get home. Line6 man I think you are right - series/parallel

    Audix99 I will check that too -

    Thanks for the help - Appreciated!
  5. Audix99


    Sep 18, 2009
    Not really that much of a difference.
    It's just that your link was on the use of push/pull while my link was specifically about using a DPDT flip switch as a separate unit, along with a picture of how the mod would look on the control plate with the installation of a switch.
    I figured it would give the OP an opportunity to see if he would like unmodified look of push/pull pot vs modified look of having an extra switch.

    I didn't mean to say that you were wrong in case you took it that way. If so, I apologize.

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