Rewiring a Musicman Sterling HS?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Thedaivisch, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Thedaivisch


    Sep 3, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I have a 2007 Sterling HS, which has a true 2 coil H pickup (wired in Series) and the Single coil with a dummy coil attached to it.

    I only ever use the H pickup soloed with the mids cut almost entirely out of it because I really want a more Stingray tone, and I'm interested in upgrading the Hbucker to a Nordy 4.2. So that got me wondering...

    Is it possible to rewire a Sterling HS/HH in parallel?

    I have contacted Nordstrand and they really aren't sure how do this. I don't want to bother Musicman as they don't like their gear being modded (or at least getting involved in mods and getting involved in potentially risky/messy alterations, which is fair enough).

    Before anyone says anything, I don't want a Stingray, as I like thin necks, SLO Stingrays don't come in HS (AFAIK) and are as rare as rocking-horse sh*t and no I don't think MM are too sacred to mod...(I've modded a deified Sadowsky with my own fair hands with great success...) :D

    Any advice, stories or even better a how-to would be muchos appreciated :)

  2. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I can't tell you how to rewire the bass, I just wanted to remind everyone there is a "phantom coil" pickup under the pickguard on the HS basses.

    All the best with the project.