Question about theoretical wiring scheme

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by dancehallclasher, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. ok, i was thinking about the dummy coil in the MM sterling which allows one single coil pickup to be used without hum. now, if there was a jazz-style bass with a dummy coil next to the neck pickup, and you could select those two wired in series together, how closely would that approximate the P sound?
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That's an interesting question.

    I'm not sure if putting the dummy coil in series will give the same effects that putting another pickup in series will. I guess it would lower the resonance, which is one of the main things.

    Though, I think it'd be easier just to get a split-coil J pickup set. You could put a series/parallel switch in maybe for each pickup, if they've got the wires? (not sure if the Dimarzio Ultra Jazz are 2 or 4 wire).

    The placement will be different, so that will always limit how close you can get.

    Maybe Bart quad-coils are the way to go?